What Really Grinds My Gears
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share this post with you guys but decided to anyway because I haven’t had a good whine in a while. So, todays edition of what grinds my gears is about veganism.
Recently, I was going through the vegan hashtag on my Reader. I like to browse through it in the hopes of finding some good recipes. That’s when I came across a post that really pissed me off. Like pissed me off so much I was actually making a fist while reading it.
The post was about how much the author hates vegans and how we’re stupid because veganism is stupid and has no benefits. They get vegetarianism, it’s just veganism this person seems to have a problem with. This person went on to rant about vegans for the rest of the post. And at the end they explained why that post was created. Because apparently they saw something on social media about how vegans don’t eat honey for ethical reasons. Apparently that’s “stupid” because this person thinks it’s ethical to eat honey.
The whole point of this person, straight up spewing so much hate about vegans (I don’t even want to repeat some of the stuff they said) was because of honey. And some people choosing not to eat honey.
The reason I was so mad is because I see so much hate towards vegans and veganism online. I don’t understand why someones personal dietary choices are so offensive to people. Like have people really run out of things to be offended and angry about? Because let me tell you, there are some actual things out there that should piss you off. And none of those reasons include honey or diets.
This person went on to say they don’t eat pork for religious reasons. But that’s totally okay because they believe in a higher power. Whereas (according to them) vegans don’t believe in anything so we don’t have a reason to not eat animal products.
How insanely self-absorbed do you have to be to think it’s okay for you to pick and choose what you can and cannot eat while no one else gets the same privilege? How insanely hypocritical is it to make such assumptions about vegans while being on a specific diet yourself.
The world is filled with people who are going to have different beliefs than you. In fact, here’s a little newsflash, no one is going to have the same exact values and beliefs as you all the time. We all have our own thoughts and opinions about things. What others choose to eat or not eat does not concern you in the least bit. If you want to eat something go out and do it. No one is tying you to a chair and force feeding you plant based food.
My advice to people who are so obsessed with controlling others is this: stop being a little bitch about everything and live your own life instead of policing other peoples.
I just wanted to also clarify that a lot of vegans do believe in a higher power. A lot of us are religious or spiritual. And a lot of vegans I know eat honey while some vegetarians I know don’t lol.
I have never treated someone differently because of their dietary choices even as a vegan. I try to make Lifesfinewhine an inclusive place where everyone feels appreciated and seen. And normally my posts are more positive. But when I read things like this it feels like a personal attack on my beliefs. And that’s something I’m not okay with. It also reminds me of all the times I’ve been treated differently and that really hurts.
So let’s stop putting people in little boxes. And judging each other so harshly. We’re all stuck on this planet with each other so let’s be kind and understanding instead of making each others lives hell. Let’s try and spread love instead of hate.
Hope you guys enjoyed this edition of “What Really Grinds My Gears.” I’ve been watching a lot of Family Guy lately and I felt like this was an appropriate title for my rant. Should I do more “What Really Grinds My Gears” posts about things that piss me off? Let me know in the comments below! Or simply stop by and say hi.
Ps I didn’t link the post for obvious reasons (I don’t want to spread any hate their way). But I have seen this person write hateful things about vegans multiple times. And I ended blocking them because I’m done with toxic things. I don’t need stuff like that in my life.
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