There are two types of people in the world who will tell you how to live, and what you must eat and drink.
Welcome to the plant-based and recovered-alcoholic communities. You have to understand; these groups of folks have seen the light and know what’s best for you.
Nobody else cares what you put in your mouth, as it’s entirely up to you. Your body, your life.
Let’s clarify something.
Alcohol and meat consumption has been a thing for millions of years, and neither is going anywhere anytime soon. No matter how hard they bang their righteous drums.
Just because you’ve decided eating meat and or drinking alcohol is bad for you and maybe the environment doesn’t mean you have any right to lecture others on what to eat and drink.
It’s everyone’s personal lifestyle choice, which should be respected.
I expose myself to the attacks about eating meat as I write extensively about the benefits of consuming meat. And that’s ok, I don’t care.
I know what works for me and I understand the history of human evolution, which taught me enough to make my informed decisions.
Should they operate the animal and meat production industry in a better, much more humane way? Absolutely.
However, that’s an entirely different matter and is down to the sheer quantity of meats that are required in the world market.
Take Singapore as an example.
Malaysia just cut off their chicken supply to Singapore, because they fear they can’t satisfy the Malaysian market at the moment.
A highly developed and sophisticated country like Singapore is now scrambling to deliver enough food to its citizens. Think about that!
I currently live in Cambodia, where meat is sold on every street corner. Let’s imagine taking the meat away from these folks and forcing them to only eat vegetables. There would be a civil war — and that goes for most countries.
Let’s look at alcohol.
Again, alcohol consumption has existed since the early ages. It’s something humans simply enjoy.
Why do these newly found anti-alcohol people want to impose their views on everyone else?
The answer is simple: They believe their hard experience as an alcoholic taught them an invaluable lesson and now they must teach you.
I’m not advocating drinking a lot of alcohol, not at all. But I know for a fact that consuming alcohol in moderation poses no issues for your health.
Becoming addicted is another matter, which is often down to mental instabilities and negative life experiences.
Years ago, I reduced my alcohol consumption as I was drinking too much, which was a problem. The problem was I couldn’t get up in the morning and was at half-mast all day.
Today I only drink a few glasses of red wine a week with my dinner. I do that as it’s in my culture and I enjoy the social time when doing so.
It’s called life, folks. Enjoying it is the key to your happiness.
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