Often I find myself frustrated and on the odd occasion even irate with those around me who find it acceptable to eat other animals: the majority of the population. I consider myself a patient human being, I try to be as understanding and open with those around me as far as my mind allows me to be. I do have an anxiety disorder however which can often create a greater burden. What upsets me the most is when I find meat in my vegetarian meals whether it be there from others cooking and it carelessly makes its way on my plate. This world certainly can be maddening but I always have hope in humanity. We certainly are a funny species, having the capabilities to achieve great spiritual depth and at the same time willing to suppress our own nature in order conform to societal norms. We are as easily manipulated as we are as easily offended by anything that contradicts our ego. We need online communities such as veggie boards to all us to support one another in our healthful and spiritual journeys because we are incredibly social animals, reliant on the power of connection. I can't speak for every one else but I sure as hell would feel a lot more lonely, isolated even if I didn't have the opportunity to express my raw emotions through online threads that vg boards provides.