Recently on a discussion board, someone said to me, “For every animal you don’t eat, I’m going to eat 4.”
Um. Okay. That is helpful information. I wanted to write “You are going to get pretty fat and probably die of heart disease or colon cancer at a pretty early age, but if it means that much to you…”, but instead I just ignored it. I mean, if that poor girl wanted to get into a battle of wits, she wasn’t going to get very far with arguments like that, and I didn’t think arguing with someone that ignorant would really get me anywhere. What I don’t get, though, is why so much animosity? Why does this girl care that I don’t eat animals, and why is it so important to her that she’d threaten to eat 4 times as many just to negate the positive effect that I’m trying to have? Is she trying to get me to say, “Really?! Then I’d better start eating my fair share or even more animals will die!!!”
Sometimes people are real idiots. And by “sometimes” I mean “a lot of the time”.