I’m a vegetarian. The reason why I only eat vegetarian food, is not because I love the taste. It’s not because I am healthy. I don’t remember how meat and fish tastes like, but I remember that I loved how it tasted. The reason I am a vegetarian can be summarized with a quote from George Bernard Shaw:
Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.
I just can’t eat animals. I am fascinated by animals. I want to be around them all the time, and I want them all to have a fantastic life.
I don’t judge people. I don’t tell people what to do. I have a wife and three kids, and they’re not vegetarians. We’re doing meatless Monday, because of me. That’s about it.
I believe that many of us eat what we eat, because we fear a social stigma, and we do what’s convenient for us. It’s faster, cheaper and a lot easier, to fit in.
I am not writing this post to try to convince you to become a vegetarian. I am writing to ask you a simple question; why do you eat what you eat?