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This talk is about VEGANS. Why do people close themselves to our beliefs and ideas?Do we need to be more radiant and impressive in our ways?

This question might be helpful to many fellow vegans out there who face similar situations on a daily basis. I've noticed many people, even our closed ones becoming very defensive and closed to this topic. Most cases we do not consciously impose or expect them to change/react/do something about what we say, but it is merely an opinion we state, when asked, why we do not eat/do/consume certain food/product. I want us to explore and share ideas, if there are better ways we can express ourselves, without assaulting the other person's character. Most of the time we don't intend to do it, but it turns out they take it personal. Also, I want to know if there can be more charming and radiant ways to say the same? Because we all know it is a contentious topics, and vegans are always convinced about their stand and will never compromise.

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    Jul 26 2013: Sir,
    I am not a vegan. There are vegans in my family and I have conversed with vegans in TED conversations. Other people do not so much close themselves to your beliefs and ideas. Other people, some like me, believe that humans have evolved as omnivores and need all sorts of nutrients from all sorts of sources. Now there are humans that through environmental causation have evolved on very limited diets. having lived in northern Alaska for a few years, I met peoples who are doing very well, thank you on a diet that would cause most vegans to..... well you get the idea.
    But, that's not the problem.... as a non vegan, your second sentence tells it all. Vegans seen to be more then enough radiant and most impressive with their beliefs.
    How many times have I been at the table with Vegans and heard the quiet comments about my dinner will cause more damage to my clogged arteries, the smirk of superiority and the raised eyebrow of my failing of self discipline to restrict my animalistic appetites.
    Vegans don't need to ramp it up.... Vegans need to tone it down.
    • Jul 27 2013: Thank you for your response. Your message is received. We should all try to tone it down, because it makes no sense, it only delays the process by making the other person indifferent to our choices. Hence, they might never really understand what we mean.

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