Even though we live in the 21st century, it seems people still can't get a full grasp on the vegetarian lifestyle. It's not a hard practice to learn, they don't eat meat. Simple right? Well, despite its simplicity, some people still ask a lot of ridiculous questions. These questions are ones vegetarians get asked over and over and every time, they hate hearing it.
Wait, so you don’t eat meat?
Is that a serious question? That's the definition of a vegetarian.
Then where do you get your protein from?
There are plenty of other foods that have protein in them, like nuts, chickpeas, tofu and legumes, just to name a few.
So you must love all animals then, right?
Why of course there are vegetarians who love animals, just like everyone else, but this isn't the only reason for not eating meat. There can be many reasons behind a person's choice to be a vegetarian.
Would you eat a hamburger if it was the only thing left on this planet to eat?
What is up with all the scenarios and ultimatums?!
Aren’t you sad you can’t eat meat?
If that made us sad, well then we'd eat it. It's our choice to not eat meat.
Wait, wait, wait, how do you survive without eating bacon?!
Oh you mean pig fat? Yeah, no thanks. We're well aware it tastes good, but that doesn't make us want to eat it.
There’s a difference between vegan and vegetarian?
They're too different words, aren't they? Vegans don't eat any animal byproducts, like dairy products or eggs. While vegetarians still eat dairy products and eggs.
You know that’s unhealthy, right?
Uh, thanks for your concern, but no, we're fine.
How can you be okay with hurting plants and not animals?
Plants literally can not feel pain because they don't have a central nervous system. On the other hand animals do.
Isn’t being a vegetarian hard?
Nope, not when it's consistent with your morals and views.
What do you order when you’re out to eat?
Since bing a vegetarian really isn't that uncommon, most restaurants have multiple vegetarian options.
How can you possibly stay healthy?
Meat definitely isn't the food group you need to stay healthy. In fact, many studies show vegetarians live longer than meat eaters.
Do you hate me because I eat meat?
No, I hate you for asking all these dumb questions. You have your opinions and I have mine.
Don’t you know we evolved to eat meat?
Actually we evolved to be omnivores.
What’s the point when the animals are just going to be slaughtered anyway?
But I am not taking any part in this slaughter.
Doesn’t being a vegetarian make you too fat/thin?
Does eating meat make you too fat or too thin? It's all about how much you eat.
Oh come on, can’t you just eat it?
This has to be the most asked question of them all. No, no I can't. So stop asking.