People say being a vegan is bad cause we force it down peoples throat. Why is that a bad thing? Maybe if they stopped eating murdered animals wed stop shoving morality down their throats.
I dont like hitler but Id love to put meat eaters in a concentration camp and just gas them all. BUT OH WAIT thatd still be more humane than the way farm animals are treated.
You want to follow the ways of Hitler because you are a vegan? Oh my. That’s completely not okay. No sentence should ever start with “I don’t like Hilter, but…” because there is absolutely no reason you should ever replicate the events of the holocaust. No reason ever.
People can choose to eat meat. People can choose not to eat meat. Eating meat doesn’t make you a bad person, and being a vegetarian doesn’t make you a good person. If absolutely no one ate meat, the planet would be overpopulated. And shoving your opinion down another’s throat is not the key to get people to share your beliefs. In fact, it only pushes people away.
ALSO, because you are claiming that gassing people in concentration camps is more humane than the way farm animals get treated, it appears that one of your main problems with people eating meat is the way in which farm animals are raised and killed. I agree that most animals raised to be eaten are treated very poorly. But how about instead of recommending to reinstate concentration camps, you write a petition to change the way animals are farmed? Or recommend that if people do wish to continue eating meat, they choose to eat free range?
There are definitely many good reasons to be a vegetarian or vegan. There are definitely many things inhumane with the way animals are farmed. But the way to fix it is not by belittling everyone who chooses to lead a lifestyle different than yours, and killing people certainly isn’t going to help either, although I’d hoped that much would be obvious.
So few of us make a significant impact in the world. Many of us do not take the time to tell people that we love them, nor do we try to focus on the bright side of life during the most unfortunate times. Many of us don’t live with grace and don’t take advantage of the opportunities that life presents us with. Esther Earl is not included in one of these “many.”
I never got the chance to meet Esther. In fact, I did not see a single video of hers until after she died. I only came across her channel in the past few months. Regardless of this information, I feel as though I know Esther and I consider her to be one of my friends and inspirations. Even while Esther was dying of thyroid cancer, she kept a positive outlook on life and inspired many. At first glance, Esther’s story may seem like just another sad story of a child with cancer, but her story is so much bigger than that.
Esther was only sixteen when she died. I am the same age, and I cannot even fathom how she was so mature and influential in the last few weeks of her life. Even after her death, people are watching her vlogs and posting comments on her channel to tell her of the effect she has made on their lives. Thousands of people wear “This Star Won’t Go Out Bracelets,” and LeakyCon had a charity ball in Esther’s honor this past July. Esther is remembered for how loving and awesome she was in her short sixteen years of life. Many people do not trigger that much love and sense of community in 70 or 80 years of life, but Esther managed to do so in her short time here with us, and many nerdfighters would agree when I say that she is still here with us today.
When I watch Esther’s videos, I do not feel sad. Instead, I realize how fortunate I am to be alive and that I should make sure to tell my family and friends that I love them. You should spread love every day, but be sure to do so today in honor of one amazing nerdfighter named Esther Earl.
I love you, Esther. Rest in awesome.
Last year’s thoughts on Esther Day. Esther Day always makes me think of all the people I’m happy to have in my life.
My favorite thing resulting from the internet: Being able to have friends from all over the world.
My least favorite thing resulting from the internet: Some of my best friends live in different parts of the world from me.
My mom got this little booklet of prom dresses for me awhile back. It was complete poop.
Everything is really trashy and made of cheap fabrics. It all looks like a mermaid and acrylic were fucking, successfully producing mutant dress babies.
I refuse to buy the prom issues of magazines for exactly this reason.
Generally speaking, prom dresses are ridiculously ugly. The fabric is cheap and costume-y (and not a good costume-y way at all; a cheap-looking costume-y way), and the silhouettes are always the same and generic and boring. Pretty much the worst and most insulting comment you can get on a dress if you’re a designer is that it looks like a prom or pageant dress.
And they are also overpriced. I am certainly willing to spend a lot of money on quality clothing, but prom dresses are made of cheap material and are not quality at all.
I honestly do not understand why so many people willingly wear these hideous dressed every year. It astounds me. There are so many gorgeous dresses in the world, yet people continue to wear the generic prom dress.
This contains spoilers.
Every Tuesday after school, I go to Big Brothers Big Sisters and hang out with my Little. We eat a snack, then I help her with her homework, and then we play games or do crafts. It’s a lot of fun and I always enjoy it.
Today my Little had to metaphors for one of her homework assignments. She had to write five of them—one for herself and four for other people/things. She wrote one about her mom, her dog, her dad, and me. This is what she wrote about me:
“Taylor is a sunsent. I said this because she is pretty.”
I’ve been smiling pretty much since she wrote that because she could have written metaphors for anyone and she chose to write about me and what she wrote was one of the most adorable and nice things anyone has ever said about me.
I love my Little.
ITS MY BIRTHDAY AND I’M LEGAL.
First off, before I begin a long discussion, I would like to wish you a happy birthday. I also hope that you take this as it is intended. Now here we go…
I don’t understand. You are saying lots of things about abstinence being good and how proud you are to abstain, but you’re bragging about being legal?
I definitely understand why many people abstain. I think abstinence is an excellent choice for some people, and if you decide to abstain, good for you. It’s a very safe and smart choice to make.
HOWEVER, I don’t understand why you are saying it is wrong to have sex before marriage. It may be wrong for you, but that doesn’t make it wrong for someone else. We are all entitled to our own beliefs. And then after saying abstinence is wrong, you say you are excited that you are legal.
I don’t understand this logic. I’m hoping you just meant you are legally an adult, because otherwise I don’t have any idea how any of this makes sense.
And while we are on this topic, I don’t understand why I as a woman cannot have sex unless I’m married, yet my sole reason to be on this earth is to procreate. Do you believe women cannot be mothers unless they are married? That is absolutely ridiculous to me.
Thanks for being nice about it, first of all. You’re one of few.
I meant being legal as the fact that I’m now 18. Nothing more, nothing less. The craziest thing I did today was buy a lottery ticket.
And I never said people can’t believe different things. And I don’t intend on shoving my beliefs down other people’s throats but sometimes I just have to defend myself and my beliefs when others are shoving theirs down mine (one thing I don’t understand about a lot of the hate I’m getting, I’m being accused to shoving beliefs at people when really they’re just shoving it right back? Hm.) I believe that abstaining from sex before marriage is Biblical and correct. Not all believe that, which is fine. But I also don’t think getting pregnant before marriage should be an excuse to abort therefore abstaining is a healthy, smart choice. Obviously, not everyone will agree, which is fine by me. I just don’t understand why I can’t express my opinion without being an awful person when someone else can say the opposite thing as me and be a hero. Everyone will have different opinions, they should be welcomed, not rejected.
I’m sorry if people are being mean to you. That is disappointing. I think what most people had a problem with was not that you were expressing your ideas, but the way in which you were phrasing your ideas. Upon reading your opinions, I got the feeling that you were not willing to entertain any beliefs other than your own and, as Aristotle said, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” The phrasing of some of your posts makes you appear to be somewhat close-minded, and I think that is why people are upset. I’m certainly not saying you are close-minded, but some of your phrasing makes you appear as though you are. Perhaps if you phrase things differently people will be nicer? Hopefully that will help.