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The Earth Child<br><br>
One of the vegetarian Earth Child's faces is that of the stereotypical herbivore: a gentle soul who eats fresh and wholesome foods (and garlic in everything), grows her own herbs...<br><br><b>This person doesn't eat for enjoyment. For her, eating, drinking and pleasure are repressed. This person eats food to live, not for pleasure.</b><br></div>
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...Most veg*ns I know [including myself] are PASSIONATE about food. It's all about experimenting, cooking, and eating! So... tell me: Are veg*ns really just eating to survive? Or can we have an egg-free cake and enjoy it too?
 

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Well I can't speak for all veg*ns, but I still enjoy the food I eat.. there are days when I don't feel like eating, but it has always been that way with me, not just since turning vegetarian.
 

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The article says people fall into the following categories based on their eating habits: "Earth child", "Wolf", or "Bottom Feeder" (among others... the list goes on and on).<br><br><br><br>
This is all I need to categorize the entire article as misguided "fluff".<br><br><br><br>
And to address your question... I do eat for fun and comfort, but really I try to keep health and wellness (mine and that of the animals I don't eat) foremost in my mind when making food choices.<br><br><br><br>
'Course there's nothing wrong with delish vegan fudge from time to time!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I eat for pain myself. For years and years, I used to run over myself with a tractor and stab myself in the knee but it just wasn't enough, until one day I discovered veg*nism.
 

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Seems like a fluff entertainment piece to me. I certainly enjoy my food and always have. I enjoy it even more now that it has no dead animals in it!
 

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I do think that people have the impression that we do not enjoy food. I have had more than one person comment that they could never be veg*n because they "love food too much." To that I reply, "Oh I love food more than ever, now that I can eat without a guilty conscience!" Another time, someone told me that they couldn't go fully veg*n because they're "not a saint."
 

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I enjoy what I eat, all but lettuce.. I really don't like lettuce but I eat it anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">
 

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my mother sees that i enjoy my food, but not many others seem to.<br><br>
my mom saw me eating a salad pitta pocket (with houmous and tomato puree.. beautiful!), and said i looked as if i was "at my element" (apparently this means i was very happy in a natural sort of way). which was true.<br><br><br><br>
but when someone else saw me eating it, she asked me how i could enjoy something like that, because it's just "disgusting salad"... but she eats nothing but junk food!<br><br><br><br>
as a bottom note, this article seems very stereotypical about vegetarians. if we felt like we didn't enjoy our eating habits, there wouldn't be so many veg*ns!
 

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Well, I personally agree with you *Cringe*, I am passionate about food. Always trying to find some more ways to combine them and make something amazing, etc. I love food, and, while I also eat it to survive, I also eat because I love to! lol My parents watch me with my food,; my dad says he likes to watch me because I always make it look so good and all.
 

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I was a very very picky eater as a kid. Then i went veggie and now I'm not afraid to try anything new, I enjoy almost all food, and there are some things that I really really love to eat. I do think about putting good things into my body, but i usually make them as yummy as possible.
 

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I wrote to them and set them straight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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That whole article is just silly. Attempts to pigeonhole people like that generally are.<br><br><br><br>
I definitely live to eat, and I may not be passionate about many things, but I'm passionate about good food! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/chef.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":chef:">
 

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I definitely enjoy my food!! I like shopping for food and preparing food and sitting down and eating it.
 

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I don't think the author is saying that all vegetarians are that way. In fact, it seems she makes a point of not saying that. I think it's true that some people (not just vegetarians) feel this way about food.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">One of the vegetarian Earth Child's faces is that of the stereotypical herbivore: a gentle soul who eats fresh and wholesome foods (and garlic in everything), grows her own herbs and wears comfortable shoes. But this is just one of several personalities crowded into the Earth Child's kitchen. There's the passionate and emotional artistic type who is strong-minded in her opinions and politics, which are often green. There's the rigid herbivore who eats within a scientific, medical and nutritional framework and views types of foods as good or bad. And there's another type who eats within a religious or moralistic framework. This person doesn't eat for enjoyment. For her, eating, drinking and pleasure are repressed. This person eats food to live, not for pleasure.<br></div>
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If this author really felt that veg-heads don't eat for pleasure, I'd invite her to come along the next time some of us gather for dessert at the Chicago Diner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sweatdrop.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sweat:">
 

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I do think that people have the impression that we do not enjoy food. I have had more than one person comment that they could never be veg*n because they "love food too much." To that I reply, "Oh I love food more than ever, now that I can eat without a guilty conscience!" Another time, someone told me that they couldn't go fully veg*n because they're "not a saint."</div>
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That's a good reply.
 

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The original quote is rediculous. Everyone eats to "live" if by that the author means to survive. Enjoyment, or pleasure is a pretty subjective measure. All this statement does is highlight the author's own bias.
 

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Generally, I eat for survival. But when it comes down to it, isn't that the same for every human being? It's just that if you can find food that you enjoy, you'll obviously choose that [such as vegan brownies, yum] over something you don't like as much [for me, it's corn].<br><br><br><br>
So while I eat just to survive, I'm choosing food that I enjoy. I won't eat something I find repulsing when there are a variety of options for me to choose from.<br><br><br><br>
I hope that makes sense.
 
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