Hey, I first went veggie when I was 11, but I'm well known for not
I didn't even meet a vegan until I was 20, then I stumbled upon a vegan shop (I just went there because someone said they sold cheap herbs, they didn't even know it was vegan!). I picked up loads of leaflets (being a smug top of the heap veggie
). Was I shocked! I'd just never thought about milk, eggs, bees or anything like that! Started me on the path I'm still on today (gave up college doing physics & stuff to go hunt sabbing/demos etc). Now, some 19 years of veganism later, can't say I'm sorry for the course I've taken. I've met some of the nicest people on the planet!
I do have time for veggies. I think often they learn by example, so I happy talking to them, giving them space to think for themselves.
To balance up Blooms burger, my long friend & ardent meat-eater e-mailed me yesterday. She'd watched some meat thing on the net & is going vegan. Up until now she's eaten McDonalds, the lot! There was no convincing her that even
veggie was something to try, now suddenly, I've got to go around tomorrow & take her round all the health food shops etc & point out the vegan goods in town
This was the most meat eating, meat eater I knew in the world, happy dayz for me that she's seen her way toward veganism.
So, you never know what effect you're having just being about with meat eaters & veggies.
Thought I'd end on a positive