I've been thinking long and hard on something.
Should I become a vegetarian?
At one point in my life, I did. For like 3 days. I was only 13, so I guess my mom didn't take me seriously. I was pretty strong on it though. I refused to eat any meat whatsoever for 3 days, until my mom sat me down and begged me to eat a piece of chicken. After that, I basically gave up because I knew it would never go down with my mom. But I never stopped thinking about it.
I was never that big on meat anyways. I refused to eat it at all through my kid years. But I honestly really want to begin vegetarianism. I absolutely adore animals; the thought of them being slaughtered in masses to fill my stomach just seems wrong to me. My uncle in Russia has a farm and every few years when we visit, I always play with the pigs and walk with the cows. I especially loved the piglets and it hurt so bad to know that they'd be gone and eaten in a few months.
I care about animals so much. I could never wish cruelty on them. But I don't know how to convince my mom to agree to let me become a vegetarian. I haven't told her yet, but the first time I tried, she insisted that there was no other way to get protein and other necessary nutrients. Though it's more difficult, it's certainly possible. It's such a healthy lifestyle too.
Of course, I would never judge anyone who wasn't a vegetarian. Heck, I'm not even one yet. I'm hoping somehow I could convince my mother though.