So – the Daniel fast was a success. I feel better. I’m about 15 pounds lighter. I’m converted.
I’m thinking about being a vegan for a while more. Vegan with a caveat. For so many reasons, I see meat as being on the way out. Meat three meals a day – it’s not good for me. I’m really not happy with the idea of the American meat, egg and dairy agricultural systems. God didn’t give animals to the world for us humans to treat them so heartlessly. So, Vegan*.
Oh, you’ve noticed the *, huh? I like meat. Tastes good, you know? Lots of protein. I think meat – in and of itself – is a good thing. I love me an omlet. Cheese makes the world go round. BUT. But. I don’t approve of the factory farm. So, no farm meats, eggs or dairy. I do not, however, have a problem with wild caught fish. I think a fish out in the world, has a pretty decent life, and – possibly – its last few moments might suck when caught by a fisherman, but I think it would be little different if it was caught by a wild Kodiak. Know what I mean? I feel the same way about wild game of most types: deer, duck, whatnot. I suspect I would also happily eat the eggs and / or chicken from my friends who have nice, roomy chicken tractors – chickens who are given a protected happy, healthy life. I also won’t be one of these rude butt-munches who are wildly painful to go out with. Please – I don’t mind if you eat a cheese burger across the table from me. Your life – your choice – your food. I can eat vegan just about anywhere; most meat heavy places offer a salad or a plain baked potato. I don’t mind bringing my own food to places. No one need be bothered to accomodate me.
I’m going to try it for a while. I’m going to see if I can live this way. I think it’s the right thing to do.