I have been a vegetarian for about 3 months now and I am hoping to be vegan in the next few months. Going into this, I decided that I wasn't going to be one of those annoying people who "preach" their beliefs to other people, but I have to say it is very hard not to. I won't just go up to people and start telling them about how horrible the animals are treated, but if they push the issue I will start talking! But what do you say to people, after you've told them about this, when they say, "Oh, I never thought about that! Too bad I love meat!" "I don't want to hear about it because I couldn't live withouth meat!" What do you say to these people!!! It has gotten to the point that I don't even want to be around my family or friends anymore. It's all fine until it comes time to eat! Please help!