Random guess: during the events of Original Sin, Loki was supposed to do something horrible, which would set him on his course to becoming the evil Old Loki that we all know and @#$%. But, instead, this horrible deed, whatever it is, will instead be committed by Thor, thus saving Loki from the fate of coming evil, and simultaneously making Thor unworthy of wielding Mjolnir.
Ok but consider this: Humans are naturally omnivores. Veganism wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for our self awareness. Shaming someone for having the diet of an omnivore makes you the asshole, not them.
Okay, but consider this: the whole “naturally” argument is the same argument that transphobic and homophobic people use to bash those they do not like. “It’s unnatural”, they say. The only way we have gender-reassignment treatment, the only way we’re even considering gay marriage, is because we’re self-aware. In fact, even the existence of marriage itself is only due to our self-awareness, because humans are naturally polygamous. Yet, cheating is a no-no, so is being married to multiple people, in most cultures.
Our ‘natural’ omnivorous diet means we could also eat human flesh, you know. And why don’t we? Because it’s wrong. Why do we think it’s wrong? Because we’re self-aware. Most of our morals come from self-awareness. If we were to only go with what we’re naturally supposed to do or not do, we would revert to a very primitive state. Which is why it’s only ever brought up when it’s convenient. Most people don’t even understand enough about human digestion to have any sort of argument. They just know we can eat meat, so they use it as reason that we should.
People act as though when vegans try to get someone to stop eating meat, it’s all about some kind of belief-system spread. No. It’s about not killing animals. They want to save animal lives. But most people would do just about anything to not allow anyone to make them even consider that what they’re doing might be wrong. I generally try to stay out of these fights, but it pains me to see people bring up the ‘natural’ argument, let alone dismiss something just because its only existence is due to our capability to have moral and ethical codes. So, consider this…no, really, consider that killing living creatures for your own pleasure and enjoyment is not a kind or good or right thing to do. Whether or not you think it’s ‘natural’. Because we can do that. We can think and decide and choose. Because, hopefully, we’re self-aware enough to be able to decide against something based on how cruel or evil or wrong it is, not on whether or not it’s ‘natural’.
Now, I’m not really trying to convert you or anything. I don’t expect you to go veg or whatever. If you choose to eat meat because you don’t care about animal lives and the damage meat-production does to the world or because you just like the taste of meat so much that you’re unwilling to give it up, then that’s that. But for the sake of common sense, please, don’t hide behind what’s ‘natural’. Not just because we don’t actually need meat, but because yes, we are self-aware, and we can make that choice. And when someone is urging you to consider that eating meat might be wrong, they’re counting on your self-awareness, your morals and ethics. You’ll make whatever choice you make, but at the very least, own up to it. Don’t pretend like it’s all about some unbeatable call of your enzymes. The vegan diet is completely viable for humans, so there isn’t some unfightable necessity for animal flesh. There are some, though not many, people that can’t stay healthy on a vegan diet, or find it too difficult. But that is a malfunction, not the default. In fact, most people experience an improvement in health after giving up meat. For the vast majority of the human race, eating meat is a matter of pleasing themselves. It has little to do with what our bodies’ natural digestive settings are.
whenever i get low on money i start thinking really irrationally like what if i hadn’t spent that $10 back in 2004
I paid a fee for oversized carry-on at the airport 9 years ago, even though my bag wasn’t oversized. I’m still not over that.
Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.
People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings.
And before that, they were in caves. That’s why there are cave paintings - people stayed inside and doodled instead of socializing.
I WANT TO BELIEVE
Daily reminder that conspiracy theorists are always right on Sherlock. Henry Knight and his father, Anderson, Chris Melas, that Death by Twitter woman who was getting coded messages in her e-mail, all the people who swore their family’s remains were tampered with, etc… Conspiracy theorists on the show only ever get details wrong, they’re right about the big picture.
IF WE LOSE POWER I’M QUITTING
JUST GIVE ME 20 FUCKIN MINUTES FOR MY CHICKEN NUGGETS TO COOK PLEASE
(vegan) I hope your power runs out
thats fuckin nice and all but the chicken is already in the nuggets. the power going out doesn’t save a chicken. it’s a nugget already. sorry
I believe the logic behind this is that if you don’t eat the nuggets this time, you might eat something else, like fruits or vegetables or pasta or cereal or oat meal or nuts or bread, etc or not eat at all if this was a snack and not an actual meal. Hence, the meal of nuggets is saved for later instead. That does save chickens. Not the ones in the nuggets in question, but the ones in the nuggets you won’t buy to replace the nuggets you didn’t eat this time.
The more nuggets you eat, the more nuggets you buy, the more chickens are killed to make them. That’s called supply and demand. So, if you don’t eat your nuggets, you don’t buy more, fewer nuggets are made, fewers chickens die. Hence, the wish is entirely valid.
(Source: lalna, via skinnymeninsuits)