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Why People Hate Vegetarians and Vegans

【Why do some people loathe your plant-based diet?】Hear Master Xuecheng out: “Having a plant-based diet is not the ultimate goal of practicing [Buddism or Taoism], but a way of developing compassion. Actually most of your friends and family members do not loathe your plant-based diet as such, but they loathe your arrogance and stubbornness of assuming that you occupy the moral high ground.”

[Note: It is pretty humorous that this weibo was originally posted by an account that promotes a plant-based diet. I was once prejudiced against vegetarians and vegans, so I know too well that labeling omnivorous people as heartless hypocrites cruel to animals is not very effective. People hate to be criticized. They will fight back and call vegetarians and vegans snots and weirdos. It is better to avoid name-calling. Instead, focus on making vegan and vegetarian foods more accessible and affordable, promoting a balanced and rewarding plant-based diet, and influencing people through creative artwork about nature and compassion.

@素食营养叔  [Uncle Plant-Based Diet Nutrition]

【为什么会有人反感你吃素?】来听听学诚法师的观点:“吃素不是修行的最终目的,而是培养慈悲心的一种方法。其实大部分亲友所反感的并不是素食本身,而是素食者自以为占据道德制高点的傲慢和偏执。” ​​​​

 

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