proselytising

24 May

london 8.43am 13.3C sunny tuesday 2016

i saw a funny utube called if meat eaters act like vegans. a lot of vegans may not find it funny as it does show them how others view them, and how their behaviour could be quite offensive.

i dont know why humans can be so proselytising, when they latch onto something they get obsessed about.

not everyone of course, there must be a lot like me…. and  there are certain hobbies, like train spotters , or bird watchers don’t go round trying to convert everyone. so only a certain type of activity seems to bring out the evangelist in people. religion is of course the main one.

i see a lot of them show before and after pics and they show them looking slimmer.so perhaps those who like the vegan idea may be those who dont like their shape, and want to lose weight. and so to make them more committed they can bring in saving the planet etc to make them stick to it. the answer to losing weight is not to eat so much. but that is really difficult to do for most people. 

 

the black taxi tea house , this one is at lupus st, pimlico very reasonably priced tea/coffee.£1 for tea/coffee/chocolate. though it is so cheap to make your own and put it in a thermos…. maybe it is just me… so maybe thank goodness for the world that not many people are like me, or no one will be able to make money from their businesses.

7 Responses to “proselytising”

  1. Jess Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    Not all vegans are like that – it’s just the vocal ones that you’ll be aware of 🙂

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 10:35 am #

      you are right. i forgot that the most vocal ones are the ones that make the most noise and draw attention to themselves. whilst those who silently practise veganism we dont notice. it seems the vocal ones gives every vegan a bad name. now i recall it, i dont get all this proselytising in india, it is so accepted , sometimes to the extent that it is real difficult to find a meat catering restaurant there, esp in south india, people dont talk about it at all…

      • Jess Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 10:57 am #

        I dislike the vegans as much as you do who militantly afflict their views on others (and any other form of dietary choice) because it enforces this view that all vegans are self-rightious and fuels prejudice and hatred towards the normal quiet ones getting on with their every day lives who are not judging any one else for what they eat. I suppose in India, like many parts of the world it is just societal norm for that diet based on a multitude of culture and history such as religion and ideological beliefs. Let’s face it, we all have our own likes and dislikes and subjective ethics – no where in the world is going to fully cater entirely for our highly personal preference in dietary requirements (except maybe our own homes)

      • alifesgayventure Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 11:07 am #

        i notice in s.e.asia we dont get really militant vegans either. it is a peculiarly western manifestation. it is a bit like people who are allergic to some foods. in the west these people really expect every eating places and even their friends, to make sure they dont eat those foods and bend over backwards to accommodate them. whilst in s.e.asia, people with allergies simply find out what foods they cannot eat and just dont order those foods, without proclaiming they are allergic. perhaps people know what foods contain the forbidden ingredient, whilst here people dont seem to know. that is why they have labels on a packet of nuts saying, ‘this package contains nuts’.
        perhaps they might also hve to put on a pack of doughnuts ‘these do not contain nuts’ haha.

      • Jess Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 11:24 am #

        Again, they probably do exist but it’s just harder to observe the ones who stay quiet!

  2. Sarah M Thursday May 26, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    A lot of people become vegan to mask eating disorders, it’s true. I was a vegan for a while; I”ll leave you to draw your own conclusions why.
    I was never a militant vegan though. More the reverse that I”d sit there happily eating my fruit and nuts and carnivores would bombard me with questions about why I wasn’t eating the same as them.
    It’s easier to cut out certain food groups than it is to actually eat less.

  3. alifesgayventure Thursday May 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    it is interesting what you said that it is easier to cut out certain food groups than to eat less.

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