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My sister and I made the decision to go vegetarian when I was just 11… 
28th-Nov-2014 09:44 pm
My sister and I made the decision to go vegetarian when I was just 11 and she was 12 (I don't even want to think about how long ago that is at this point, thank you very much), and then I made the move towards veganism at the age of 15, but she was not willing to make that step, unfortunately. Time has passed, and she is now the mother to my more-or-less wonderful nephew. He has been raised in her vegetarian ways, but now that he is going through adolescence, he has started hinting that he is thinking about going omnivore. I have, in an attempt to disuade him from this awful decision, started taking him to the gym and showing him just how awesomely powerful one can be on the vegan diet (not bragging, but I have been known to lift some serious amounts, LOL). He doesn't seem to be catching on to this helpful influence. What can I do to stop him from making this awful move?!?!?????
30th-Nov-2014 02:17 am (UTC)
You make a valid point about adolescent rebellion. I can clearly remember how much rebelling against my parent's standards was very important to me, so I guess that makes sense.

He's actually not into girls, aside from having them as friends (of which he has his share), since he is homosexual. I'm wondering if there are any homosexual vegan celebrities that I can point him towards as role models / people of interest. Thanks for the input!
30th-Nov-2014 04:12 am (UTC)

This was the best I could get hold of quickly, though I'm sure there are more. And I don't know who he would consider cool in any case.

Still, being able to make a nice romantic dinner/picnic for someone you like works regardless of gender.

But yeah, he might be partly trying to get a bit of a rise out of you and his mother, and the less reaction you give him the better. But you really have to act as if it's no big deal to you, it's his choice and you're fine with that.

Good luck!
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