are you a vegetarian? what do you think about it?

@rose66 (380)
China
January 17, 2010 6:51am CST
my aunty was a vegetarian after the death of my grandma. because she believe in feudal superstition .there's a saying that if your parents are vegetarians, after the death of them one of their kids must become a vegetarian or their parents won't live well in the dell. i know that's just a superstition, but many chinese old women in the county believe that. i also know some foreigner are vegetarians too. what's their reason? do they have a certaiin belief?
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17 responses
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
That's one weird superstition. Most vegans do it for health reasons (vegetables take less energy to get digested, so it's said that vegans have more energy within), while some just hate the idea of killing animals for food. The Bible said that we humans are supposed to eat vegetables only, but if they run out, we could resort to eating animal flesh. I am not a vegetarian, but I think being one is one of the greatest thing I could ever do in life. I love animals very much, but I still eat meat. I just try to eat more veggies.
@rose66 (380)
• China
18 Jan 10
i know many christans are vegans and they believe in the bible that people only eat vegetables. and in the film 2012, at the end of the world , the man who was choosen by the god was told to take those unvegans away from the world. that sounds terrible.
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
Really? I haven't watched 2012 yet. No! God doesn't like carnivores? But I think it's stated in the Bible that man can have them. Just not all the time, and only if we ran out of veggies.. Maybe 2012 was wrong.
@youless (97359)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jan 10
I am not a vegetarian because I love meats, especially beef and seafood. I think people who are vegetarians are very kind because they pay attention to other creatures' lives and they prefer to eat vegetables and fruits only. Unfortunately I can't do it. Some vegetarians don't eat meats because they want to have a healthier body. I love China
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
both vegetables and meat are good for our health. i like pork and beef too.
@azedicus (43)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
veggies? yuck!!! - just kidding. I love vegetables, i eat them raw or rare, or well done, depends on the dish, but generally i eat them all, not a vegetarian though. what i'm saying is, i eat healthy food, and meat is healthy too, lol. being a vegetarian is a choice that people make, whether it's a product of superstition or a norm according to their belief or whatever the reason is. I know some who doesn't eat meat because their system, i mean stomach, can't take it. And i'm heads up to these vegetarians actually, because they have great skin, maybe not all, but mostly.
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
some of them really because of their system. my uncle (my mommy's brother) doesn't eat pork and beef and mutton because he'll vomit after eating them. but he is not a vegetarian, he eats chicken and fish.
• Indonesia
18 Jan 10
no,i'm not a vegetarian.i think it soo bored if we eat vegetables everydays.until now i never think to be a vegetarian.
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
me too. but i won't eat meat when i am sick for the doctor say vegetables and porridge are good for sick people.
• Bulgaria
18 Jan 10
I am not a vegetarian and will never be. Human is omnivorous animal and needs meat animal and vegetable food
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
yes we are omnivorous animals ! by the way your avatar is very cool!
@checkmail (2042)
• India
18 Jan 10
Hello rose66 me too am an partime vegetarian, means only have non-veg on two day in a week time, that too when am with all my relatives, getogether.Well myself have observed that its really beneficial to eat veggie as it goes soft on our body and feelings, but non-veg do provides us with lots of proteins that energises us, and also feel better in strength.Instead veggies makes me feel cool and calm, relax, think its the cooling properties with veggies, vitamins.Anyways i don;t believe in any superstition but do believe in medical reason in selecting foods.Happy mylotting.
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
thank you for your responses. do you think veggies can make a people feel cool and calm and relax? so too much non-veggies can make you easy to feel fidget or angry?
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
Hi, rose This is the first time that I heard of that superstition. As for me, I do not think I will ever be a vegetarian. I like vegetables, I like meat. I like to eat, period I like to eat healthy but I also like to try different dishes. I admire vegetarians and vegans and I have great respect for what they do and what they believe in. Have a nice day!
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
i like to eat too and also like to try different dishes. so i won't become a vegetarian and i even never tried. for my school provide meat for lunch everyday and i can't keep eating them.
@maezee (37029)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I'm a vegetarian. And I have been for about.. 7 1/2 years now! It's been an amazing journey. I wouldn't have it any other way. It's not because I have any superstitions, but simply because I don't think it's right that animals are killed for meat, not when we have as many resources as we do.
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
sorry i have a question, can vegetarians drink milk or eat sggs? to them , they just don't eat meat or either those products made of the meat?
@rhino5 (32)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Well, ive tryed to not eat meat for a week. Before the 2nd day was over. I found myself eating meat. Yes, i know i failed ,it seems i just gotta have that meat :). I think being a vegetarian is a good thing to try, but it might not always be for you.
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
to me that is another question, can you be a vegetarian just for a period? and you can become a non-vegegans again?
• United States
17 Jan 10
I didn't make it to the top of the food chain to sit around eating rabbit food. I guess that's just my own personal opinion, but it works for me!
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
maybe that's not your own opinion, i think many men have the same idea. but i nener think about that people can be a vegetarian because of the food chain. a special view.
• India
17 Jan 10
It may be the belief. All living beings have soul. If you are vegetarians, the soul of the animals will praise the humans. It is the belief that a dying person gives any curse, it may happen at once. It is also a belief. There after anything is happening in the family, it is because of that curse.This may or may not be true but it is all to make people to do good and to get good.
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
my mommy think that is a belief and she believe it. so i say nothing about that. my mom eat only vegetables at the first day of every year for the health of our family.
• United States
17 Jan 10
I think a large percentage of vegetarians abstain from eating meat for health reason. It's link to some types of cancers and it's very high in fat. I personal am a vegetarian solely because I think it's morally object able to eat an animal. I don'y wear or buy leather or fur either. If someone doesn't have any other nutritional alternatives than meat, in my opinion, that's different. But for me, I think it would be wrong.
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
yes, vegetables are good for our health, and i like vegetables and fruits. many girls like them but for men most of them cann't bear only vegetables. i think one of the reason is that they drink , they need meat or fish for their drinking.
• India
17 Jan 10
I am a pure vegetarian.Being a Brahmin (Hindu priestly class) i am not allowed to eat non-veg.When i was a small kid i was mad at non-veg food and i used to eat it furtively like once in a year or so.But when i grew up i quit eating non veg food forever.Now i am regretting that i shouldn't have eaten it when i was small.Man's teeth and digestive system is designed for vegetarian foods.And killing animals for eating their flesh is cruelty.Go to a slaughterhouse in your vicinity and see how brutally they kill innocent animals..If you have a conscience you wont eat non-vegetarian food again. By the way, is it true that chinese eat dogs?Dogs are man's best friends :( Sick
@rose66 (380)
• China
23 Jan 10
yes, some chinese like to eat dog meat. i never eat it. i know many people pet dogs,i don't pet a dog for i don't like petting anything . but i don't want to see them eat dogs either.
• United States
17 Jan 10
Wow! I have never heard that before. How could what I eat here help or hurt someone who is gone to the other side? I prefer a vegetarian diet for my health's sake! Most people here think I am crazy as I live in the southern US and it's a meat eating society!
@rose66 (380)
• China
18 Jan 10
maybe you don't believe that and i don't know how to express. i heard that if the there's no people become a vegetarian for his parents, his parents' soul could come back and stay around you until you do it. i know that is just a surpestition.
@hirumon (90)
• India
17 Jan 10
Well I am a non-vegetarian. I eat chicken and beef and i enjoy fish and mollusks. I am from India, and here there are many communities that are vegetarians. Bhramins community of Hindu religion in south India are an example. By Hindu religion believes Cow is sacred and so Hindus shouldn't eat cow meat. But younger population of the communities are getting more and more comfortable with non-veg..here now people are turning vegetarian because of health concern rather than based on believes..
@rose66 (380)
• China
18 Jan 10
in china we also have community don't eat pork which was called Huizu, for they think the pig is scared. but they are not vegetarians they eat beef and mutton.
@Masmasika (1921)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
well I am a vegetarian myself and I do it for health reasons. I believe that being a vegetarian makes me healthier than when I am not a vegetarian. I eat all kinds of vegetables especially those that are rich in fibers. I consume a lot of tomatoes. I eat red tomatoes almost everyday because it makes me feel good.
@rose66 (380)
• China
18 Jan 10
won't you feel boring that eat tomatoes everyday? i cannot eat tpmatoes twice a week and i cannot eat one kind of fruit or vegetable twice or three times a week.i feel too boring. i like meat and fish and milk.
@b4balaji (410)
• India
17 Jan 10
Am not a Vegan. According to me, a man cannot live without killing other creatures and eating it. Plants also have life, and we kill them also to get our food, if we are vegan. If that is going to happen for sure, why not take up non-vegetarian food?
@rose66 (380)
• China
18 Jan 10
that's a special idea, you mean that we can just eat meat and fish but not vegetables? but vegetables are necessary for our nutrition we cannot live without them while we can do without meat.