If they are to succeed, Fruitarians must struggle against the current of the masses..
This should not be a surprise to anyone, as the vast majority of people out there, are predisposed to believing that the idea of just eating fruit is, at best, ludicrous and at worst, downright life threatening..
Having been in this business for long enough, I am well aware of all the standard thoughts and arguments that oppose fruitarianism and fruit eating.. Once the standard nutritional arguments have been exhausted, name calling is generally the next tactic, with such labels as idealists, extremists and radicals readily branded..
Having also moved through the ranks of vegetarian, vegan, and rawfoodism in order to reach where I am today, I am not at all new to any of the above tags, and in a strange way even feel partially complimented by them. Being a pioneer has it's rewards, if only getting to experience things of beauty that others that stay put with their indoctrinated dietary believes never get to see.
If we can step aside from any feeling of being insulted, we will see that the opposition are in fact correct.. - We are indeed extremists, radicals and idealists..
- Extreme and Radical, because compared to the cooked flesh and mush diet, fruitarianism is extreme..(but not any more than the cooked flesh and mush diet is extreme in comparison to fruitarianism).. They are both at different ends of the scale..One being extremely unhealthy and decreasing life expectancy, and the other being extremely healthy and increasing life expectancy.. Of course there are many and varied stages in between, but being in the middle of the scale, doesn't make things balanced, it just makes things either better or worse, depending on what the comparison is made with. Radical!
- Idealists, because we often believe that things as they generally stand can be improved upon, and that by helping to avoid unnecessary harm and destruction to the environment, we are basically doing the world and ourselves a favour..
So yeah, I am an idealist.. I am pretty convinced within myself, that the world could be a far better place than it is now, and that changing diets globally would help to serve that cause.. I do believe that not killing (or paying others to do so) to the best of ones ability is a good move, I do believe that animals should be given their freedom, and not be used, misused or abused, in order to feed the masses with their imprisoning mind altering drug foods of cheesy egg flesh. I do believe that physiologically too, cooked foods are addictive and detrimental to health. And yeah, I abdominally believe, from my own experience, that nothing compares to fruit. It is the highest of all foods.
I consider myself extremely, radically fortunate to have arrived at the thoughts I have today through the path I have taken. And perhaps it is that slow but steady path which has strengthened me in my world view.. For each step I have taken, I have done so after first weighing up the options and using my intellect to see things as they truly are, and not only as we are lead to believe them to be... So each step has been with firm conviction and feelings of joy and liberation..
I say no to a world of war, drugs, environmental destruction and blood shed, and yes to Eden, and a sharing caring fruit loving environmentally friendly world..
Peace to all,
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY
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