If you have been following my blog a little bit, you would have come across my many reasons to become a vegan/vegetarian. (If not, please refer to an earlier post.)
As the video on that post explains to a tee all of my reasons for my new-found beliefs, there is one thing that troubles me about living this type of lifestyle. I don’t like being a vego because I find it very limiting. For as long as I can remember, I have been a very open-minded person and very interested in trying lots of different and new things, especially when it came to food. I would try almost anything and everything under the sun at least once. I loved experiencing new foods and flavours that were offered to me from various cultures and what not. I know that although being a vego, I still have the opportunity to have, eat and create delicious foods, I just feel it is in some way very limiting, and I don’t like giving myself limits. I guess it just gets a bit challenging when the majority of the world is so accustomed to consuming meat and animal products that I feel like I’m limiting myself to only eating the “vegetarian” option on the menu rather than having a chance at eating anything off the menu. It’s much more enjoyable going to a vego restaurant and knowing that I can have my pick of anything that they have to offer.
I know I have only been a vegetarian for a few months, but I realised today that this is the most challenging thing for me. I hope I overcome it though as I need to continue to remember that ‘fish are friends, not food’ (Finding Nemo). And the same goes for all other living beings on this earth.
*Update: this kinda fits with the daily prompt.