I have to ask you a question
This is your Ka speaking, I want to warmly welcome you from a warm late summer evening in Germany. My beloved German forest is in the background. We have been in Thailand for the last few months. From here we will go westward in two weeks, we are stopping quickly to see family and friends. I have to ask this question and others have been asking this as well. As a vegetarian or vegan can you have meat eating friends? Is that allowed or should it be forbidden?? Should you not sit at a table with people who eat meat? Would you sit on a leather couch at a friends home? Would you still talk to people who have made it clear that they have no interest in hearing about your vegan ideas?
I am provoking you a little with the situations I just described, but there is still a realness to them. The reason I want to talk about this is that I have been vegetarian for the last 10 years, we are 95% vegans and for months 100%. We have some bee products, honey,bee pollen and some eggs and goats milk products a couple of times a year. If the kids crave it I have no problem with that.
In the eyes of a purest
Technically, especially in the eyes of the purest, for sure these make me ‘not a vegan’. So I should not even take the word in my mouth is the purists point of view. This is what I want to talk about. I love the idea of vegan-ism, the idea that we will not harm other living beings. I am fully behind this idea. The problem is that it is a great life style but such a bad religion. Guys, all wars have been started on this earth because some people thought that they were better. They thought they had the torch of light and had to bring it to the valley of darkness. This is what vegans do. They make a great idea look so bad. If vegans feel like they are better, are more advanced, have more knowledge and therefore are better people, it is not good. They have to convince all the people underneath them to raise up to their level. This attitude makes the vegan idea look bad!!
Don’t try to convince others
How can you justify that you are vegan because you don’t want to harm other beings – you have love for all other animals and humans in the kingdom – and yet you judge and condemn others who are not vegan. I think this doesn’t make sense – I am very happy to share a table with meat eaters and tell them to enjoy their meal. I think this is so important! The main message of this video is “do not try to convince your family and friends and especially by talking down to them”. You sit there and feel like you are a better and enhanced human being. You were not born a vegan were you??? Almost nobody has being born as a vegan especially us nose- high- in- the- sky Western people. You have been eating meat most of your life, how on earth can judge people who are doing what you have been doing most of your life???? This is doesn’t make sense. How you judge yourself if you go to a party and you smell meat cooking – you might find it disgusting but sometimes it smells nice and brings up a good memory. How would you feel about yourself if you have this attitude towards meat eaters?? You will be very negative and judgmental if those thoughts and feelings pop up. If you lock them away and do not allow yourself to feel them you will be putting them in a backpack and carrying it everywhere with you.
You have to be tolerant and have compassion
You have to be tolerant – practice this towards yourself and others as well. I think this is such a big point missing in the vegan movement – compassion – the compassion you have for animals you need to have for your brothers and sisters in the human race. People are in very different stages of their lives, if you would have come to me 15 years ago and talked about organic foods, raw foods and to let go of my beer and steak – I would have laughed at you and in no way would I have listened to you. I wouldn’t even have listened to myself if I met him 15 years ago!!!! And that must be ok. You cannot force others to believe the same things you do. It’s not right and it’s not the way it works. The only thing you can do is walk your talk. Be real and honest, be yourself. Live the things, don’t talk about them.
One point we can totally agree on is the mass produced animal meat and stuff – that is something that is a no go for myself. It is not acceptable to me but still if somebody decides to eat that meat, I will not be the one blaming and making this person feel bad. We can educate people but it is a fine line. A lot of vegans over do it and make the movement look bad by being a preacher or a martyr. How do you feel about this??? Can you be friends with a meat eater, can you share a table with them??
Let’s start a discussion
Should it be legal, should you go to jail for eating meat????
What is your opinion on this , I would love to hear your thoughts on this. It’s a hot topic.
I want to start a discussion here so leave your thoughts and comments below. I am happy to receive them and to read them all. I will be back very soon with more videos inspiring you to become more healthy and to live your dreams. And you can still guess where we are going to go from here!!
Thank you so much, this is Ka.
Bye Bye, love you.