Skip to comments.A sensitive vegan
Posted on 03/03/2014 3:45:35 PM PST by Paul46360
My 28 y/o vegan son was home this weekend and asked if we watched the show "The Miller", we said no.
He said that he was watching it at the gym and they made fun of vegans and it hurt his feelings...IT was all I could do to NOT start in on the "See..now it's time you get the to hear it for a while. You want to live it..then suck it up."
Well why didn’t you?
It depends entirely on whether you want a positive relationship with your son or not...
I suggest not isolating him just because he eats differently. It isn’t that important and people change.
I have a friend who lives on a farm and raised live stock to help her kids through college. The son, who recently earned a Phd in music, (cello) came home a vegan and explained to everyone how barbarous it was to raise animals for food.
I cannot believe that my friend took it. I would have never prepared another vegan meal for him. I should add that his rant occurred when his new wife was telling the story about a delicious veal dinner that she had enjoyed while on tour without her husband. They divorced less than a year later.
It hurt his feelings?
He’s 28? Really? I’m so sorry.
We have two children in active military service (one Marine, one soldier). When people whine to my wife or me, our usual response is, “Well at least nobody is shooting at you.”
“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.
To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living. Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food.
The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It’s healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I’ve worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.
Oh, I’ll accomodate them, I’ll rummage around for something to feed them, for a ‘vegetarian plate’, if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.”
- Anthony Bourdain
I am going to use that when I hear someone whinnnne.!!
Thank you for your children’s service to our country.
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This only reenforces common views regarding vegans.
“They divorced less than a year later.”
I don’t want to comment on this guys son but most of the vegans I have been forced to talk to or spend time with do not do well with members of the opposite sex. I don’t think it is just a coincidence.
“Sorry son. There is no right to be liked.”
Are you kidding ??????????
My best friend, a world famous guitarist is a Vegan. He never bugs anyone about our eating meat. He loves animals, and made his choice. I think he may have seen a slaughterhouse video that shocked him,,,, don’t know for certain. I do know that he is one of the healthiest people I know, never gets sick, and has boundless energy!
i love Anthony Bourdain!
That is what struck me as well.
I mean, I'm vegan a few years already myself, not because of any agenda, but because I'm on the Engine 2 program, which is even more restrictive than regular veganism. But you can make fun of me all you want. I'll laugh along. I guess the motivation for being vegan counts a lot toward the whole sensitivity thing.
Anthony Bourdain is a complete twat-waffle.
I did the vegan thing for 3.5 months last year. Tore my guts apart from crapping 5 times a day. I did lose 40 lbs. though.
I would have told him “Son, you’re 28yrs old suck it up, being offended is part of life”.”
Also tell him that no matter what some people tell him a quality female is not going to be impressed with his "sensitivity".
It is not what he is eating, it is what he is feeding his ego. And it is some pretty rotten stuff.
I think that’s great advice.
You are correct. Sensitive vegan males are not the alpha male type and women are naturally drawn to the alpha males. It’s built into their DNA.
Did his dad hold out his hand and demand repayment for all the years the farm put food in his belly, clothes on his back and bought that sheep’s skin? Too many adult children are slapping down their parents’ sacrifices these days.
“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”
God isn’t watching what you eat but he hears what you say.
3 years for me already after watching Forks Over Knives. The statistics presented convinced me. Feeling better than I have in 20 years. Way more energy.
“I think thats great advice.”
Learned the hard way, like most parents.
Parenting is a long-term process that continues into adulthood as your kids continue to mature. Keeping a loving relationship is the basis for influence... and they do grow and change over time.
I’m sorry your son turned out so sorry. That’s gotta be rough.
My now 25 year old daughter was vegan for a while when she went away to college. We didn’t change our eating habits, but tried to accommodate her when she came home to visit. We tried to understand her new preference. She said it made her feel better, that she didn’t have as many gastric problems as before. She had been taking Pepto Bismol daily until she tried the vegan lifestyle. Eventually, the novelty wore off. She isn’t vegan anymore, but she did discover that she has a barley allergy while she was experimenting with food choices. She eats meat once in a blue moon, and loves cheese. She is not someone who would worry about teasing from others, especially on TV shows.
I’m a life long vegan, and suggest you tell your son to suck it up. He will meet very few fellow vegans in his public life and we live in an America bursting with heart-diseased obese carnivores. Marching to a different drum will mean that he will not “fit in” with the masses.
Animal protein: good & good for you!
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Sounds like he needs to lighten up.
Puck you, you sanctimonious prick. Your attitude is the reason that most omnivores think vegans are a bunch of pucked up a-holes. The fact that someone eats meat does not automatically mean fat and heart disease. It is much more important to eat in a balanced manner, supplying your body what it needs regardless of the source, plant or animal.
An appropriate bumper sticker, “I didn’t claw my way to the top of the food chain just to eat vegetables”.
Why do you care what he eats? I would be more concerned that his wittle feewings could be “hurt” so easily at that age, by a TV show no less. What a delicate flower. He needs to have the courage of his convictions. I have watched the Millers a couple of times and think it is pretty funny because it is not PC.
I don’t think that this particular guy does well with people, period. He is extremely intelligent and gifted in several different areas, but never seems to achieve real success. The guy bought a German language book and taught himself German in a matter of weeks to test out f a language requirement in college. He was quite god at math, but only mediocre on the cello.
The girl divorced her began husband just before he received his PHD, saying that they could not both be cellists and compete against each other for jobs, and she was better than he was.
Divorce is tragic, but part of me says that's pretty funny.
I believe the technical term is "low - T"
I just call it lacking b***s
My husband made fun of vegans while he was one for 3 years. He was trying to lower his cholesterol.and he was having problems with lactose, and that’s why he went vegan.
He’s eating meat again. He got cancer, and the meat gave him more energy.
I don’t think he’ll go vegan again. he has high blood pressure now, and he’s cutting down salt. He feels he has enough restrictions on his diet.
Thank you for that!
I love Bourdain. We gave up cable a few years ago. Last year we discovered his shows on Hulu/Netflix/Amazon. I do so enjoy them.
One guy on the telly I would love to meet in person!
Polishing your halo as you post?
Spell check got me again. I had trouble trying to figure out what “began” was supposed to be, before it occurred to me that we were talking about a vegan.
Your son may be the exception to this, but every vegan that I personally know is a total PITA about it. They CANNOT keep their yap shut about their choice. Veganism is holy, perfect, and will keep them running 7 minute miles until they finally drop dead at the age of 112. (Well, that’s what they say!) I used to be neutral on the question of veganism but now I just want to put duct tape over the mouth of anyone who so much as mentions it.
No normal person uses the term “twat-waffle.”
And conservatives don’t “get their feelings hurt” watching the main stream media?
I’m pretty much a pescatarian. I do eat poultry around the holidays. People do say things once in awhile and I do get caught with no choices occasionally. What I eat is my choice and I make no one bear the burden for it and I don’t care what anyone else puts down their pie hole either. I think where vegans go wrong a lot of times is they make their personal choice other peoples burden to bear.