Your Thoughts Thursday: Being Bought
When I was a kid, it was a daily occurrence to hear someone say something like, “Well, would you eat that pile of dirt for ten dollars?” or “Would you kiss Jimmy for a million dollars?!” And it was stupid. Because no one was going to offer anyone money to do something so pointless and trivial. Fast forward to today and the popularity of non-intelligence based game shows. Is a “test your values, morals, ethics, beliefs” show on the horizon? For all I know it already exists and if it doesn’t, nothing would surprise me. Do you remember that lie detector show where horrified loved ones listened while people answered deeply personal questions and destroyed their credibility for money? I wouldn’t doubt a show that has people doodling their forbidden religious figures and eating cheeseburgers in an animal welfare picket line for money is far behind. Anyway, my sort of silly and yet ever more plausible questions is, would you break your vegan beliefs or diet for a large sum of money? If your friend or family member set you up on some stupid game show to be ambushed with meat for money, would you consider it? Is there any occasion you can see yourself eating meat or other animal byproducts?
- Do you consider yourself a vegan for life or a vegan for the time being?
- When you picture your future, do you ever think there will be a time when you “outgrow” veganism?