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- December 20, 2010 by jessicaraefitz
- Meat Lover or Meatless: My Stance on Vegetarianism
Everyday I think about this.
As a kid I was always very picky, I love meat and macaroni and that was about it. But even with the meat I was picky (no hamburgers, no skin on hotdogs) and macaroni (no funny shapes.) I was obviously a difficult child.
I later realized it wasn't the taste it was the texture of foods. If it had a strange texture I couldn't eat it, or more so an unfamiliar texture.
When I was in high school that was the time that i really was aware of what I ate, from the nutrition of things to the pesticides put on it. These things became increasingly to me; so every once in a while there would be a new food i would eat and like.
My first year of college I wrote an ethics research paper on why one should be a vegetarian, not being a vegetarian myself, i made a very good argument. Everyone agreed and I received an A. I really learned a lot about vegetarianism, before then it had always been a thought in my mind, but I knew i'd never be able to do it until I could eat beans.
It wasn't until this year that I really tried new things and wasn't so timid. Living in France for the summer I was introduced to new things, and felt more obligated to eat everything on my plate because my host mom served it. I did a lot of growing in France.
As pathetic as it sounds, I've accomplished a lot this year in my eating habits, being that good food is a big part of my life. Very few things can I not eat because of the texture, and who knew it I can eat beans now!
To sum up, yes absolutely i would be a vegetarian.