Instead of focusing on what many vegans and vegetarians refer to as the evil of the meat industry, I’d like to focus on the positives of those who decide to spend their lives practicing vegetarianism. In reality, the meat industry has done a lot of good in the world. It has created lots of jobs, benefitted our health system, created a product that millions of people enjoy, and it has also made enormous contributions to scientific research. In fact, we haven’t begun to understand some of the reasons that our health system needs to improve as a result of the meat industry.
You can’t ask everyone to cut meat out of their diet, especially if you’re in the food industry in general and you make use of tools such as a comprehensive catering system whose generated data suggests a very big and extensive market of meat and meat products.
But vegetarians could help change the world.
I’ve actually been to a vegetarian school. It’s a non-profit, which provides a low cost, vegetarian-friendly, boarding school for children in the Southern Hemisphere. They were more than willing to send me out of the country for a few days.
They also made me take a personality test before I got there.
Why is that significant? I’m a vegetarian, so obviously I don’t have a personality that fits with many of the traits on the “least desirable” traits list. But this test really surprised me. As a vegetarian, I am well rounded and have a ton of good qualities and characteristics that match perfectly with that description. I was shocked when I received the results.
I’ll share just one of the qualities I got. When asked what one characteristic I believe most people are naturally attracted to, I chose curiosity. When I was given the test to rate myself on my willingness to “eat more new things”, curiosity scored higher than power and power. My propensity to have curiosity also scored higher than being humble or quiet. This makes sense, because most of us don’t want to look ignorant to other people.
As a result of this type of exposure to a wide variety of people, a lot of curiosity develops in our brains. This isn’t the only thing that develops, but it does develop to a very high degree. We can actually retrain our brains to develop a more curiosity, which is something our schools do not do. It is much easier for a kid who is raised in an environment where they have lots of exposure to different ideas and new experiences to develop curiosity than it is for a kid who is never exposed to ideas.
If more people had more exposure to all types of people, they could begin to understand that everyone is as different from each other as they are. In fact, most people are smarter and less intelligent than they think they are.
Consequently, we could begin to develop a new and effective way to teach young people, which focuses on giving students opportunities to have more experiences with different people and environments, where they can develop more curiosity.
If we had more curiosity about each other and the world, we’d be looking at each other more, which means we’d be learning more. It would be a lot easier for someone to learn how to be a vegetarian if they had a wider view of the world and more people to learn from.
I think it would also help a lot of people find a new type of work to do. Many of the people who choose vegetarianism are highly educated people. It seems that these people decide they would be much better suited for another type of work, where they could use their knowledge and develop a new skill set.