The brigade of people who don’t like meat has appeared yet again.
Back in February, a member of the brigade made their voice heard on Nextdoor, the website of Karens everywhere. People who complain about their neighbors, and just complain about everything.
There’s some good stuff on there, such as people putting up notices for lost pets and “curb alerts,” but there’s also more than its share of griping.
There’s even a Twitter account dedicated to the Nextdoor phenomenon, as there should be. It’s every bit as entertaining as you’d imagine.
But this time, a “vegan runner” decided to make her grievances against meat heard.
Is it a real post or a troll? You decide.
Meanwhile, in Berkeley… pic.twitter.com/pJSgVgcvIw
— Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) February 29, 2020
“Several nights a week I’m out running around dinnertime.”
Well, run in the morning then.
“…when people have their windows open I can smell what they are cooking.”
Seriously, maybe it’s not from their kitchens. I like to cook on my grill. So do some of my neighbors.
“I don’t want to be a stereotype so I won’t go into detail…”
You already went into enough detail. Posts like this are what stereotypes are made of. After all, stereotypes are rooted in truth…somewhere.
Some of your fellow vegans and vegetarians annoyed by this, too. Fellow vegans and vegetarians who don’t want to preach and tell others how to live. People who are actually trying to better their own lives, so they can, in turn, be better people. Not by practicing, but by preaching.
And this is why people look at me weird when I say I’m vegan.
— Quinn Moran (@QuinnMoran9) March 1, 2020
One of my favorite biking memories was taking an impromptu early Saturday evening bike ride along the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa. As I rode, I was greeted with the aroma of the numerous seafood restaurants out on the causeway.
Steak, fish, lobster, all rolled into one beautiful aroma.
It was so satisfying. The many other riders and pedestrians out on that fine day were probably enjoying it as well.
It actually made me hungry and gave me something to look forward to when my ride was over.
I ended up going home and cooking up a bunch of shrimp in butter and garlic.
Don’t like meat? Promotion versus “Fighting back”
This person closed their statement on Nextdoor, asking people to “join the movement of ppl [sic] who are fighting back.”
This does nothing to promote your own way of eating. This does nothing to promote your own lifestyle. This just is trashing another person’s way of eating and lifestyle.
Not for something; simply against something.
The difference between myself and people like this is I’m promoting animal-based eating. It’s what works best for me. It’s what gives me optimal health, optimal mental clarity and sanity, and optimal satiation.
I could never get full on veggies. But that’s just me personally.
All I do is ask people to consider this way of eating if they’re unsatisfied with how things are going in their dietary life.
Just give it a chance if you’re so inclined.
I’m not asking vegetarians and vegans to not cut vegetables in my presence, or “close the windows” if they’re cooking.
Promote, don’t browbeat.
Live and let live
When it’s all said and done, we all just want to live our lives. We all have to put food on the table and get by in life.
And if you choose to be vegan or vegetarian, so be it.
Asking us to close our windows or use the grill for veggies only just isn’t cool. Threatening to “fight back” is even worse.
Eat your veggies, jog at night or in the woods away from houses, and just let the rest of us enjoy what we enjoy, as long as we don’t harm other people.
Eat and let eat.
Live and let live.