Let’s talk about PERCEPTION for a minute. If someone were to hand you a steaming plate of stir-fried dog, I bet you would vomit instead of eating it. Unless you were Chinese.
Before we judge the Chinese, let us consider that your revulsion is purely a cultural thing. An Indian may think the same thing when he sees YOU eating a cow. Or a Muslim feels equally revolted when offered a plate of bacon.
I feel this very same revulsion when I walk past the meat section of the supermarket. I find it incredibly disturbing that people will murder sentient beings for their own greed. It should be about NEED not GREED.
Back to perception. I have asked everyone on this forum to consider a change to vegetarianism, or at least two meat-free meals per week.
The response I received from the masses so far has led me to believe that I really have my work cut out for me. I have only reached two people.
I would especially like the athesist/religiots to consider my proposal for a moment. The fundamental mind shift I am talking about is no less dramatic than what you expect each other to make. And I there is no more profound or effective step you can take to make our world a better place than cutting out meat.
It is all in the mind. I have a few perceptions of my own to conquer. In the new year I will follow Binky down a new path of cell regeneration by following a practice made famous by Deepak Chopra. Those familiar with his ground-breaking work will know that he asks us to improve our health by imbibing our own vitamin rich urine that we would otherwise waste.
To date this has been a step too far for me, and I have baulked every time I brought the glass to my lips. Binky has proved stronger than me though, and now does it about once per week. He finds that by cooling it in the fridge and then blitzing it with ice, ginger and mint, he is able to drink it easily. He enjoys it as a smoothy with his muesli in the morning.
It is a difficult thing, to restructure our reality. It is my new years goal to join Binky and also benefit from the amazing benefits from doing this. His skin looks incredible and almost glows. His teeth even seem whiter.
I wonder what the majority of you readers will be doing to make our world a better place in 2013. How many of you will really, really be making an effort to change?
Or can I expect to find you all trapped, slinging mud, in the God Debate?
How sad, how boring, how delusional.