Why does it offend people if I don’t eat Meat?

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So I’ve recently made a big life decision in my life. I decided to no longer eat meat. I won’t go into specifics on why I made this decision or any of my personal beliefs.

Please note that I have only been doing this for a couple of weeks, and to be honest I didn’t want to make it a big deal. I don’t go around wearing shirts that label me vegetarian, I don’t try to prosecute people who eat meat. I am pretty much silent about the whole thing in general.

Lately however I notice a lot of negativity come from the people I have mentioned it to, and I  just don’t understand it.

How does my food decisions affect anyone else but me? I’m not you, I don’t decide what you eat or what you put in your body, and I really don’t want to.

The first thing I get asked is ‘Why?’, this may seem like a harmless question and it usually can be but it’s the questions that come after it make me shake my head and then ignore you.

You don’t have to understand my reasons.

You don’t have to start listing reasons why you eat meat (I didn’t even ask.) and I am not trying to stop you.

You don’t need to give me a sarcastic “Good Luck’

You don’t need to give me all the reasons why you think I will fail, trust me I’ve already gone through them multiple times in my head.

My husband is the only person who’s opinion on this even remotely matters and guess what? He absolutely 100% supports me and my decisions, he even went so far as to look up recipes, order me food and try my meatless ‘meat’.

In conclusion what I eat and put in to my body, shouldn’t offend you. It’s not like I’m trying to eat a baby or anything.

Has anyone ever had a problem of other people being offended by something that doesn’t even affect them?

xo,

Kimberly-3

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