"Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." dr. Seuss must have known what it was like to be different. I wonder if he was raw vegan or a fat child? It seems all his books were about characters that were very different and found confidence and peace in being who they were. He was a true visionary!
Sometimes choosing to eat the way i do makes me feel like an alien or at least a Dr. Seuss character. Walking into a grocery store and only finding things to buy out of the fresh vegetable section and ignoring the entire remainder of the store that was designed for everyone else. Going out to eat gives me a panic attack because while everyone else happily orders a pizza or hamburger and fries and seem thrilled with there selection, i have to tell the waitress I would like a salad and can you please leave off the cheese, chicken, bacon, croutons and can i get the dressing on the side. It's not that i want the things everyone else is eating. I actually don't enjoy them anymore. My tastes have changed and those food taste too greasy or fatty, or salty, or processed. Years ago when i was addicted to all those foods, i would have never thought i would prefer a green smoothie to a cheeseburger. But i really do! Fortunately life changes and in this case for the better. I heard it said in the movie Fork over knives that " you need to try a food at least 15 times before you decide if you like it". I think that is true, because the foods i enjoy today are definitely things i made myself eat at the begining because they were good for me. I used to drink a six pack of diet coke a day and now i don't think i could even get one down and if i did i bet it would make me sick. What doesn't make any sense is that i am eating fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, seeds, and beans. But somehow i'm the weird one. The general population is eating the standard american diet of processed "foods" which are more chemical then food. Then so they get their "protein" they eat dead animals that are mistreated, injected with hormones and antibiotics, chemicals added to the meat so it stays pink and doesn't go rancid, and then they have to cook it so they don't get sick from eating it. Yeah, I'm the weirdo. ;)