View Full Version : How to not try and convert
02-17-2009, 04:42 PM
Okay I've been really doing this!!!! Staying raw and feeling so much better. But I get very frustrated with people. They ask what I'm doing since I look so good. But when I tell them they roll their eyes. Like last night talking to a lady that was walking with a cane and complained about having so much pain from arthritis. I asked her if she has tried to control it through diet? I mentioned how inflammation is the cause of so many things. I said try and not have meat and dairy for a couple of weeks and see how you feel. She laughed and said
I can't give up my steak and potatoes and sour cream. Why are they all so okay with taking meds and end up crippled. How do I just look after myself and my family???? Even my husband gets to me - Yes he will eat what I make him but then he's back in the kitchen to have something else. Okay I've ranted enough. ttyl. Suzy:)
02-17-2009, 04:54 PM
I feel your pain but you know sometimes people aren't down with change and changing their life style. I try to do the same here with the peole I work with and when they see me eating I get looks and ugly faces.
I have this lady that I work with she had breast cancer and she smokes like crazy and eat out every day with fast food but she is always sick with a cold or worse and complaining about her weight.
There is one guy who is a diabetic and he eats any and everything under the sun. Fast food every day for lunch and he's on medication.
When I see people doing things like that it bothers me but what can I do they certaintly don't listen to me
02-17-2009, 05:10 PM
After a while you realise that the only person you can definitely change is you.
We can walk through life and be vibrant examples of health, but if the way we go about getting that health is strange or too different then the majority of people will not make the connection, or will not be bothered.
All we can do is take heart from those who have a kernel of interest and are willing to listen, and you never really know how many seeds you might have planted, with some of those seeds becoming full blown trees.
We can also take heart that there are a growing number of others like us who DO think, make connections, try things out and come to some great conclusions. The more of us there are, the closer to the critical mass that tips the status quo and makes it easier for the less willing people to see the amazing difference they can make in their lives by simply changing their diets.
Just keep shining, keep being positive, happy and healthy and you will have untold effect, even if it's just subconscious.
02-17-2009, 05:55 PM
Do you like it when someone is doing something new and they want you to do what they're doing? I don't.
I've got a policy ~ "Leave others to their otherness and take care of myself".
If someone asks, "more fruits and veggies and I feel GREAT!". Leave it unless they ask for specifics. Most often they wont but occasionally.....
02-17-2009, 07:51 PM
I know how you feel!! I have a friend with arthritis in her knees. I was so excited that I had learned something that could help. No such luck.
Now I just figure that the information is there. If people are ready for it they will ask. I keep it to myself and try to be an example. Nothing is for everybody and most people fear change more than they fear pain and sickness.
02-18-2009, 10:38 AM
I have tried so often and got shot down but I keep trying. I have an inability to keep my mouth shut about it. I guess that is a weakness in itself but then I guess that I am allowed a few weaknesses.
I will continue to shout it from the treetops and even if only one person gets the message then it was worthwhile.
02-18-2009, 10:47 AM
I never try to convince the others about the benefits of raw. If they ask me I will but if they don't,-why should I tell them what's good for THEM? They are big enough and if they have different interests it's ok.
Relax and be happy. Enjoy the raw power :)
02-18-2009, 11:07 AM
I love Revvell's style. Give it up. Getting frustrated about other people's eating habits is a waste of energy. And as for suggesting they "fix" a problem by eating raw foods, or even just changing their diet a little...(LOL). You might as well tell them to chant hare krishna.
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