[quote="Password"]As for comments of various family members and friends, I guess they just got bored with the lack of reaction they had from me! so that's SUCCESS!!!
As has been said, the thing with veganism is that a successful vegan undermines many people's ideas on the order of the world. It is extremely unnerving to some that veganism exists, and that vegan can be healthy.
As such, just by existing, some people take that as an attack.
I know, it is absurd. Luckily, it rarely gets too bad, but when you first go vegan folks often experience the tip of the iceberg on that subject. That's when friends and family get to feel threatened and make inane comments.
You handled that well!
It is just useful to know that sometimes, without saying anything, people will take a vegan existing as a full attack on meat eating culture, even when you don't say anything. It isn't just preachy vegans that get treated badly. It helps to know this, since then you can just focus on taking care of yourself instead of trying to make sense why someone is being an asshole after you ordered some pasta and decided to forgo the parmesan.
Let us know how it goes.
"The worker has the right to leave his boss, but can she do it? And if she does quit him, is it in order to lead a free life; where she will have no master but herself? No, she leaves to sell herself to another employer. She's driven by the same hunger. Thus the worker's liberty is only a theoretical freedom, lacking any means of realization; an utter falsehood."