compassionategirl wrote:Daywalker wrote:
Meggy, it's totally awesome how early you became vegetarian! I think it's a sign of intelligence and compassion. I wish i would have been so smart and upright earlier!
Aw, thanks guys People always ask me why I did, and I can pinpoint the exact moment - I was in Seattle at Pike Place with my parents, and we went into an "old-fashioned" butcher shop - the kind that has whole carcasses hanging from the ceiling, and sells ALL types of 'meat' including intestines and tongue and such. I almost got sick right there in the store, and I told my mom then I'd never eat meat again. They didnt' believe me at first, but after a few months they figured out I wasn't kidding.
I guess part of the reason it took me so long to go full vegan though was that I never really ate dairy anyway, so I didn't think about it much. Even when I was really young (like 4 or 5 yrs old) I'd dump my milk down the sink when my mom gave it to me. I wouldn't eat eggs. Pretty much just yogurt and ice cream, which are easy enough to give up especially since there are vegan alternatives.
I guess I"m just lucky that it was so easy for me, I am definitely NOT a 'natural' meat eater!
But the point is of course, not WHEN you become vegan, only that you do. My friend's parents became vegan when they were in their 50's!!! Better late than never right?