Vegetarians of the third kind.

Just a passing observation.

When I was growing up in India, I saw two kind of Vegetarians.

1. Religious veggie: Those who did not consume meat because their religious leader told them so or interpreted their holy teachings as such.


2. Spiritual veggie: Those who wanted to live a more aware life and hence felt the cruelty towards animals can be avoided, since they can live easily on a vegetarian diet.

In both of these cases, they abandoned intoxicants (alcohol in particular) too. The religious people did so, because the leader told them. The spiritual ones did it because they valued their senses and losing control over them was not desirable.

I recently came across a third category of vegetarians: Those who feel either feel empathetic towards animals or have some other global warming theories that convince them to become vegetarian. They dont seem to have any problem in losing control of their senses with intoxicants. I call them the Rational veggies. (Though the intoxication part seems a little irrational to me.)

(Yes i have completely ignored the mom-scared vegetarians who are not so vegi. once they are out of their mom's sight. :)  Actually I fall into another minor subset - roommate veggi "One who is vegetarian for the fear of roommates! JK.)

Coming soon a post on 'Vegan Superpowers' :)-

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