Spring has sprung.
Little story for ya. The other day I went outside to absorb my daily dose of sunshine.
I was sitting on a bench by the water. The sun was shining on my face. There were dandelions everywhere suddenly and the grass was green.
There were canadian geese in the water. Shout out to my toronto PEEEPS.
There happened to be a bagel crust under the bench.
This little bird came hopping out, right up to me, or rather right up to the bagel…and pecked and then scurried away. But then all these other little birds came out of the woodwork.
Suddenly it seemed like I was in the middle of an enchanted forest of sorts, and all the animals were coming out of the woods to play, and I was the fairytale princess, snow white.
It was soo beautiful. All the animals. Then some dogs came walking by barking at the other dogs in passing. How cute.
It was a great day.
I was proud to be a vegan, proud to be a fruitarian (wannabe).
Lately, I have been thinking about my vegan fruitarian diet.
It has gotten so much easier.
All the things I used to worry about like negative comments from others and what to do when people invited me to restaurants and how people would take it when I met them…have gotten much better.
People have accepted I’m weird and I have relaxed about the diet.
Also, I really love my diet now. As opposed to it being a hardship where I miss other foods (like in the beginning), I think eating this way is really cool.
I love being like this weird hippie person with an extreme alternative diet. I love knowing I have the edge–a secret knowledge where I can make myself look and feel really great just by eating tons of fruits and vegetables.
I like feeling like Snow White, eating only liquid sunshine, and communing with my animal friends.
I love knowing I never have to think about dieting or starving myself ever again. I love being able to shock people by eating like quadruple the portion size they think is normal.
Also I love being vegan and telling people wherever I go to shape up and change their ways. LOL. Probably not the most attractive part of my personality to my friends, but this is a hobby I really enjoy.
If any of you are following me on Facebook, you may have seen my online dating outreach, where I try to shock people when they ask me about veganism, into converting to veganism.
I like to think of myself as Socrates, HA, whose writings I was immersed in my freshman year at college. Well, good old socrates, if you don’t know the story, he was like this totally weird looking, rags wearing, crazy haired guy who stood around in the agora–or market area in ancient greece–and tried to engage people in conversation. He would start off innocently asking them questions, but all of a sudden, these people would be in a fury and a rage, because socrates would start questioning them in their beliefs and the poor unsuspecting victims would realize their beliefs were totally unfounded and would get caught in a total life crisis because they realized they knew nothing. Then a whole swarm of people would surround him and get in on the argument, and they would all argue till the cows came home….about philosophy.
HA. Doesn’t that sounds entertaining. It is. I recommend the books of PLATO. Anyway,
Socrates called himself the stingray or the Gadfly (loose translation). Basically because his penetrating questioning would stun people like they had been stung by this poisonous fish and they would often get really angry at him.
This led to his death??? People couldn’t handle the truth. And couldn’t handle having their beliefs unsettled.
Sound familiar……? yeahhhh.
Anyway, I like to think of myself as the gadfly. Shocking people into a state of questioning their beliefs and waking people up to the truly shocking reality.
I’ll keep working at it, till I get to Socrates like levels.
What about you guys? Do you like to blatantly upset people with your veganism? I used to be the opposite, but I am beginning to enjoy this. And Happy Spring!