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Is Flexitarian Cheating?

Before I begin...

1. I live in New Orleans, decadence capital of the U.S. (Vegas is an amateur)

2. I realize discussions about Vegan/Vegetarianism is like having a debate in a Star Trek convention about who is the best captain (Picard, of course)- sooner or later a chair or a table is going to fly.

That being said I am a Vewbie (Veg Newbie) and I am trying to figure out how this whole knew lifestyle (which I love STAMINA + IMAGINATION= VEGETARIAN) will fit into my Nawlins social life. I am debating being a vegan in my house, within my powers, and a ovo-lacto Veg outside the confines of my domain. I mean you look at a menu here in the Big Easy and it becomes the MIGHTY HARD real quick...

Opinions?

I've heard vegetarians that consume honey referred to as beegan before and even this silly title is more appropriate than vegan for them,  :'(. Forget if the bees care if the honey is taken from them or if the bees are worshiped or respected, it's consumption of an animal product. Honey contains stomach acids and enzymes from inside the bees body that processes the pollen. Honey is nothing more than bee regurgitation or throw up and it is no more vegan than dairy or eggs.

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Not the point, here, tho, whatever your thoughts on honey...

Question: is flexitarian cheating?

Answer, imo: if you think it's cheating (b/c you're doing something you feel is ethically wrong), then yes; if not, then no. Your standard of comparison should always be your own moral compass; not someone else's.  (...including, but not limited to, the honey issue!)

The end! What you call yourself matters little, when compared to what you do-- no matter what anyone else thinks of either.

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Not the point, here, tho, whatever your thoughts on honey...

Question: is flexitarian cheating?

Answer, imo: if you think it's cheating (b/c you're doing something you feel is ethically wrong), then yes; if not, then no. Your standard of comparison should always be your own moral compass; not someone else's.  (...including, but not limited to, the honey issue!)

The end! What you call yourself matters little, when compared to what you do-- no matter what anyone else thinks of either.

Thanks for the reminder of the title of the thread, I didn't bring the topic of honey up, but I'll gladly close it out. I'll address any issue I please that is brought up in a topic, even if it's not directly related to the title. Standard of comparison? I'm simply quoting definitions. With that being said, flexitarian is not cheating, it is flexitarian or omnivore. I sense why some might wonder if its cheating because simply using the word flexitarian instead of omnivore implies that you're reaching and want the best of both worlds.

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This. Pigeonholes are for pigeons. If anyone wants to label you, just put on your Teflon suit and let it slide. The person who gets their panties in a bunch over what you or I do is the first person who would react with anger if we did it to them. So be who you are. We are who we are and we do what we do. And if someone else wants to judge that, then that's SEP. (Someone Else's Problem).

Best. Quotes. Ever.

That's the first time I've seen someone reference an SEP, outside of the book! You, yabbitgirl, just made my day.  :)

To add my two cents to the conversation: I hate labels (ESPECIALLY when someone says, "What religion are you? What? None? Not possible! Your beliefs have to align with one of them!"). So is it cheating? That's for your conscience to figure out. But surely there's some good veg*n Cajun cuisine in/near New Orleans?

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