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Vegetarianism

Don’t eat me, please…

So I became Vegetarian. Yes, i did. When asked why, i wish i could deliver a heated speech on how cruel it is to slaughter innocent creatures for pleasure, on how humans have a responsability toward the rest of the animal kingdom or on how amazing it is for you health; but i don’t.

I ‘d rather answer with another question : “Why do you eat meat?”

It is quite interesting the kind of answer people come up with : Culture, the food chain, etc. What i found though is that most people just don’t care.

I got exposed and was willing to try it out after asking myself the same question; also out of curiosity. I turned out not being able to feel comfortable eating meat after hearing about the impact a meat diet has on the world, so i stopped.


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Driving issues

I can’t drive. Beside making me perpetually dependent from someone else which is impractical, it also not quite seen in a good eye by other(South African and Congolese society here). For my defense in an ideal civilization i wouldn’t need to.
Ideal civilization : Perfectly effective public transport in and out of cities, buses, Train and very few taxis. Personal transportation system? Bicycles. Cars and engine machines reserved to big trucks and ambulances.
If it was that simple.
Our time is soo dependent on oil and petrol based powered machines that even if nobody owned their own cars the impact on the environment would not be considerable, or would it?
Walking is good for you. You stay fit, it’s cheap and entertaining. There is no traffic jam meaning you are always in control and it allows you time to think. So Overall beneficiary experience.
While taking the pledge to never drive a car is pointless and impractical maybe thinking about it isn’t so. Reducing our dependence on personal transportation system, recycling and switching off our lights when we don’t need them is not either.
So for as long as I can I will try not to learn how to drive a car, then if the pressure is too great I will maybe consider getting a driver :).