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Your views on vegetarians, vegans and.. fruitarians O.O
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27 / F / Michigan, USA
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Posted 11/3/12
I have no problems with it, unless we go out to eat & they start crying or bitching at me about what I'm eating. Being healthy is great but being an extremist & just plain disrespectful is different. I don't like to walk on eggshells with people.
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Posted 11/4/12
It really doesn't affect me what they are as long as I can eat my chicken.,.,.,.,
Posted 11/4/12
Fruitarians a new word for homo? I used to be disgusted by red meat too. The ones who are into the whole save animals thing are a bunch of hypocrites though.
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Posted 11/4/12
Fruitarianism is pretty unhealthy it causes a shitload of deficiency's.
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24 / M / BC Canada
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Posted 11/4/12 , edited 11/4/12
lol why would I have different views for people that don't eat meat? xD

It doesn't matter what kind of food you eat, unless that makes you into a douche person lol
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panzerveps wrote:



This pretty much sums up my views.


Thanks! 10 minutes after seeing this and I'm still laughing. I'm almost feline with regards to my carnivorous predilection, so I fall in w/the Tyrannosaurus, but to each his own. You folks out there are aware that DNA plays an important part in this issue. Just as there are humans w/predilections for sugar or to be more exact sweets, there are people whose bodies need the specific compounds that can only be fulfilled by eating meat they can subside on a modified diet but their bodies will never function optimally. Unfortunately your genetic code dictates what your body needs. So it shouldn't matter to anyone else.
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Wait, whoa...Fruitarianism? I never new about this until now, lol

What I'm wondering is, what is the point of it? Why would they not eat vegetables and grains?


I love all the food groups. In the last many months, maybe around a year now, I've come to like meat more than I have in the last several years, maybe I like it more now than ever. But I love vegetables and plant based foods. I've read of people who can't digest meat well/properly, so if they eat it, they have issues and it causes them discomfort, unpleasant side effects; some sort of suffering. So let's say I somehow developed that (I don't know if it is possible to just 'develop it'). Let's say I developed such a condition. Could I live without meat? I mean, could I be pretty happy not being able to eat meat anymore? I think I would be just fine. I'd miss meat sometimes, but if I was forced to be a vegetarian due to a medical condition, I'd be fine, and would enjoy eating many things; plant based foods and vegetarian dishes. Being able to eat dairy and being able to eat butter and eggs would be good, too.

Being vegan would be harder for me. Just talking about food and drink, and not even products and clothes, if I was a vegan, having no dairy would be pretty bad on top of having no meat. Butter substitutes aren't bad (some are good), but sometimes butter is what you really want for cooking or table use. And eggs are good by themselves or in a meal or dish. Being a vegetarian doesn't seem too bad to me, but going vegan, I'd probably be pretty unhappy a lot of times when eating.
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Posted 11/4/12

FallenYmir wrote:

GayAsianBoy wrote:
I don't think I can become vegetarian.

Our body needs 20 amino acid... and the majority of those amino acids come from red meat. I simply don't have the time to eat different plant products to obtain all of them.

But I think it would be great to be vegetarian... animals are being mistreated by the meat industry.

But if you look at nature, all predators are just as evil as humans... spiders trap their prey and wrap them up in silk... tigers chase and tear a baby doe from limb to limb...


The thing that separates us from spiders, tigers, and other animals is that we have greater cognative abilities and are able to live without resorting to killing other animals for nutrients. That and the fact that not all animals are carnavores/omnivores.




Note in my first comment, I said "all predators" not "all animals". Don't twist my words.

Predators are animals that hunt other animals.

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No offense to vegans out there I'm sure not all vegans are the same BUT THEY DRIVE ME CRAZY.

Two of my best friends both turned vegan at the same time. And annoyingly enough, the most annoying one started because of a BET. But anyway, they started harping on me because I was drinking milk. And the annoying one gave me a lecture on how milk is UNNATURAL and BAD. It's just.... ugh. Please get over yourself, and if you're going to lecture me, bring a valid argument because I will THROW IT ON THE GROUND.

Believe me, I could go on forever about vegans and some of the stupid shit that they do (there's about 5 of them at my school, and they're all equally ridiculous and ignorant)

The ones I know aren't about being vegan or caring for the environment, they just do it because they think it makes them look special and seem smart. But really, it's bothersome.

OH! And here's the best part, one of them forced me to buy her guacamole because it would "give her the nutrients she needed because she's vegan" GIVE ME A BREAK. Bitch, you sit down and eat the shit I give you. Don't order me around because of YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHOICES. And get rid of those stupid PETA activism stickers and what have you. PETA is crazy and you know it. It was once a thing to be admired, but now it's just reached the point where they should be shut down. I swear, some of the stuff they say is crazy.


I agree with you there on the PETA thing...they've been known to protest dogs getting put down because they've MAULED some poor kid!!

Sorry, if you give me the choice between a child's life and some dog's...sorry, I'm choosing the child! Sorry, dog lovers! But for those that have those pit/pit mix breeds, they need to realize that they need to keep them under wraps at all times! They can't just be let go all happy-go-lucky like other breeds...

I knew a couple that was expecting a baby, and they had a young female pit bull. The dog was 9-10 mos old, and the baby was coming due. Guess what they did? They found the dog a home! The guy I worked with said that he's read too many stories/articles on folks bringing a young baby home only for the poor dears to get mauled like they stole something in two weeks' time. Now that is sad to me!
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Vegetarians are ok. I have relatives and friends who are vegetarians. But vegans annoy me for reasons very closely related to PETA.
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Posted 11/5/12
A friend of mine has PKU (Phenylketonuria), look it up for more detail about the condition.
Anyway, if she has too much intake of protein, she could go mentally retarded.
So, not everyone has a choice to become a vegetarian or not.
I don't think I could survive being a vegan or vegetarian. :S
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I'm a vegetarian because chickens are stupid creatures that should be banned from reproducing, just like most humans, and therefore it is my duty to eat as many egg whites as possible.

Okay please don't take that seriously. For one, if the chickens all became extinct, then I'd have no eggs!

I really am a vegetarian though. At least that part was serious.
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Posted 11/6/12

xxashtaichoxx wrote:

A friend of mine has PKU (Phenylketonuria), look it up for more detail about the condition.
Anyway, if she has too much intake of protein, she could go mentally retarded.
So, not everyone has a choice to become a vegetarian or not.
I don't think I could survive being a vegan or vegetarian. :S


That reminds me of an interesting little disease called maplesyrup syndrome, practically it is the same with the body prodcing too much protein which causes urine to smell like maple syrup and if protein/nutritious foods are eaten it can cause death. People like this usually eat food not high in nutrition such as starchy carby foods like chips for their daily caloric needs. I honestly feel bad for them, even though people think "oh they can eat whatever they want" just like with hyperthyroidism (which i had) its not the case at all.. so many health issues and struggles come along with it, in no way is a disease a blessing
Posted 11/6/12

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mau5undead wrote:

so i've come to realise i'm a vegetarian without even really trying to be one, i do eat fish rarely though and don't really crave meat i suppose. i don't think it's wrong to eat animals or animal products such as dairy as i probably wouldn't be a happy young lady without meh dairy and eggs anyways i would like to get some of your views on these different lifestyles/diets
Fruitarianism: involves the practice of following a diet that includes fruits, nuts and seeds, without animal products, vegetables and grains

Veganism:is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan. meats, dairy, eggs even clothing made of animal products such as wool are avoided.

Vegetarianism:Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from consumption of meat (red meat, poultry and seafood). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as animal-derived rennet and gelatin.

why do you think people would choose to eat this way?
how do you think you'd be/feel if on any of these diets?
have you ever been/ are on any of the above? if so how has it changed you or how do you feel about it?
or answer any way you like i guess, i'm just curious


You actually sound like a Flexitarian, a category you forgot to mention. I only encountered the term earlier this year in The Wall Street Journal, but according to that august publication, flexitarians allow themselves small bits of meat--particularly fish--but eat predominately as would a normal vegetarian. . .


LOL And the sub divisions keep stacking.

Either you are a vegetarian or you're not. There is no meat or animal product in vegetable or vegetation, so why should vegetarianism include meat? They're stupid and/or they're too prissy to fit in with the common crowd, no matter their intake.

I got a new one, Megeterian. Those who eat primarily vegetarian but with a small side of meat.

Keeping it real, there's only three things you can be. Carnivore, Omnivore, or Herbivore. If you're a vegetarian. you are purely an herbivore, else you fall in line with everyone else. All these divisions saying they're something they're not...
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Never met any of the self-righteous type that get a lot of publicity, so no problems. Other than that, do what you want -- I know I will.
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