I’m told that one of the biggest causes of depression is bottling everything up. I’d go along with that. I tend to bottle things up, and I always have done, which is probably a good part of the reason I get pretty nasty when I’m off the medication for any reason (or it’s starting to run out, and I have to eek a few more days out of what I’ve got).
So I thought it was time I had something of a rant.
You know that feeling when you really can’t be bothered anymore?
No, I don’t mean THAT. What I mean is when you reach the moment when you reach faecal saturation. When you are sick of someone’s shit. I’ve reached that point again with a now former Facebook “friend”.
So I just unfriended.
Simple. He probably won’t even notice I’ve gone, and I’ve got one less vegan banging on and on and on about how farming is cruel and we’re murderers.
We’re not murderers. We’re the apex predator. Our species has got so good at killing other animals for food that we don’t really even need to hunt them anymore. Anyway, as anyone with any knowledge of Biology knows, we kill to survive. OK, the vegan doesn’t kill animals, but what about the plants? They’re alive (they fulfil all the seven criteria used by biologists to denote life) and recent research suggests they feel pain. It’s been known for a while that plants secrete alarm signals when they come under attack, so it’s logical that they must be able to sense that attack, therefore they feel pain.
Every time you wash your hands, or any other part of your body, your clothes or your food, you are (by your own standards) committing murder. The same goes when you uproot the plants you’re going to eat. Not only do you kill the plant, but you damage the ecosystem it has formed around itself. Millions of micro-organisms go to their end in your pan of boiling water.
My own personal theory as to why some people go vegan: being vegetarian isn’t “special” enough. You don’t really get to wallow in your own sense of superiority and rub it in other people’s faces if you’re “just” a vegetarian. There are LOADS of vegetarians out there. They’re not special. They’re mainstream.
Vegans, on the other hand, are going that one step further. They’re “special” because they believe themselves to be morally superior to all the carnivores because they don’t cause the deaths of animals to feed and clothe themselves.
Bollocks to all that. I’m not biting anymore. I’m just hitting “unfriend”, and in extreme cases “block”. My mental health is more important to me than that, and it’s about time I prioritized.