Day 15 - Last Night
byon 07-22-2007 at 04:51 PM (593 Views)
Last night, my friend and I got into a discussion about raw food. He said that he didn't like how raw foodists had dark circles under the eyes and looked weak () and so I showed him pictures of raw people..including storm, angela stokes and a few other people..
He also said he didn't like how all the raw foodists he had talked to seemed like it was their way or no way..like if you were eating a cooked diet that you should be eating a raw diet and that's it (I had previously gone into a discussion about all the benefits of raw, he said he knew that I was genuinely trying to help him but other people might not think so)
He said that he felt perfectly healthy and that raw wasn't for everyone (I agree with this..) but that he was more lax with his diet than he has ever been and he feels good..I told him that being raw is something different than cooked, it brings about a whole different feeling and that I understood what he was talking about, because I've been on a cooked diet and felt healthy but that raw is such an amazing difference, again I told him about the energy I had and how great I felt but I wasn't pressuring him or anything..but I told him that until you've been raw you can't really understand what it's like.
He basically just kept saying that he wanted to be able to eat what he wanted wherever he wanted, that he felt healthy and good and was happy being so lax with his diet and eating whatever he wanted..
This was pretty much the end of us talking that night even though he slept over at my house, it got me really frustrated and I started crying when he left the room because to me, it's frustrating when I feel like I have the answer to so many problems, hunger, pollution, depression, obesity, and I just can't share it with people because they don't want to listen or don't want to change.
This got me thinking about whether I should still try and share my knowledge with people or just not tell them at all because they don't want to listen.
I was at my other friend's house the other day and his dad (big guy..drank beer every night and ate meat) was in the room, my friend told him that I was trying to go raw (i wish he hadn't..it just causes controversy) and after I explained it to his father he laughed and said "uh huh, yeah you'll enjoy life a lot when you're older" and walked out of the room.
Well, considering that he is the one waking up in the middle of the night coughing and snoring and has a huge belly, yeah, thanks, I will enjoy life an incredible amount He proceeded to offer me ribs a few times throughout the evening...
I just feel like if I can plant the seed in a persons mind..just let them know one little thing, no pressure, maybe they'll investigate it more and make a positive change for themselves and the world and I can have helped make their life better, directly or indirectly.
Most of my friends are open minded about it and interested when I talk to them about it, but some aren't...
I wanted to share my thoughts with this to everyone