Born and brought up in a non-vegetarian family, I was unaware of the term Vegan till a few years from now. More so, I would find it amusing how people would give up on certain foods and live an incomplete life (of course in my opinion that time). I am the kind of person who believes that we don't get the human life easily and frequently and hence we must do everything to live it to the fullest.
Thankfully, I was aware of the uselessness of cigarettes and alcohol since childhood, but food was something that did not have any full stop. As I grew up, I started choosing. I had multiple health challenges and I chose food based on my needs. Today, I can say we confidence that the more I learn about food and nutrition, the more I see the connection between the food, the body and the mind.
Vegans can also be further categorized into those who eliminate animal derived stuff from their diet only, who eliminate it completely from their life and those who do it to save the environment. I believe in the concept of energy and even though science treats them as equals, I feel leather to be 'more' dead than wood.
Many animal-eaters argue that even plants and trees have a life so you must not consume them too. My opinion is just that since animals have more life than plants, they are definitely 'more' dead than plants as well. Though I am not a complete vegan, I realize that to live a more complete life, I need to reduce the number of dead things around me, forget consuming them.
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