Lao Pan, an unmarried man, lived alone in a small house in the village of Panjiatun. Without much family, he found close companionship with his loyal dog. Pan, 68, died earlier this month, and even though he had no close relatives, he has been visited…
Outstanding, although I can’t decide whether this is heartwarming or heartbreaking… is there something in between?
I just want to make something abundantly clear to my followers, because… I don’t want anyone to get the wrong impression. I take no issue with vegans or vegetarians. Seriously.
If that’s the diet someone wants to follow, that is absolutely their prerogative and they should neither be shamed for…
Agreed. This reminds me so, so much about religious arguments as well- you’re always going to have those who feel the need to shove their opinion/s down your throat. It’s fucking annoying as hell to all parties on the receiving end.
Can’t we all just… get along and work together to make the methods used to obtain these animal products more humane, maaan?
Seriously, by shunning those of us who have chosen to eat meat (something we have evolved to do, mind you) you’re not only making yourself look like an assextremist, but you’re also showing your lack of respect for others and their personal decision to lead their life as they see fit. Sure, you may recommend a few products which you believe to be free of animal cruelty, fair enough, but don’t try to mould us into what you believe to be the perfect human being by shaming us and trying to make us feel guilty for eating meat and using animal products. So much for liberty, hey.
Don’t you dare accuse us of being hypocrites when we say that we love animals. I’m damn sure you wouldn’t appreciate it if, say for example, someone walked up to you and said: “you god damn hypocrite, you claim to love nature yet you eat plants- LIVING ORGANISMS, MAN. Have you seen how they harvest them?!!?!?!?! It’s so violent D: Not only are you contributing to that, but you’re also stealing food from the animals!!!!! DON’T YOU LOVE THE ANIMALS?! You’re a liar, there’s no way you ‘love’ either of them, you damn rabbit-food eating, dirty hippie you!”
Nope. I didn’t think so.
Also, don’t use the “but you’re exploiting animals!!!” line on me, thanks. The majority of you have some sort of companion animal, therefore meaning that you yourself are ‘exploiting’ these animals for your own personal/emotional gain. Just don’t.
So please, get off your high horse and live and let live for crying out loud. We respect your decisions, why is it so hard for you to respect ours?
Freedom, man! Don’t mess with mine. You wouldn’t believe just how exasperating it is.
I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights. – Abraham Lincoln
What did you major in during your undergrad years?
Hey Cassie, I haven’t yet decided what major/sub-major I want to do just yet (I’m still an undergrad). I think I’ll aim for a sub-major in Conservation Biology, but I’m not entirely sure at the moment :) It all depends on whether I meet the subject criteria or not- I’ll be at least 3/4 of the way there by the end of next year!