is it worth it?

cow“I just think to myself, is this animal’s life worth a moment’s pleasure in my mouth?”

That there comment moved me from 26 years of eating meat to stopping.  It’s kind of weird, because when I think about it,  I was always mildly uncomfortable with the idea of chewing on the flesh of a previously live creature.  The reason I couldn’t quite make the jump, before I heard that little pearl of wisdom, was that I was terrified to become a vegetarian.  You know, one of those people who says that simple, yet somehow seriously cringy line, “I’m a vegetarian”, and who makes social eating awkward, and who just has some sort of irritating vibe you can’t quite put your finger on.

Now I am.  Now I do.  Yeah.