A couple of weeks ago I went through and unsubscribed from a bunch of social media feeds. Mostly FB groups that didn’t serve me anymore. I kept the ones that give me good ideas or just have pretty pictures. There are a couple of pretty strong themes in my interests, mostly food.
One of the groups I kept is called Vegan Buddhism. I am neither vegan nor Buddhist but it’s a good place for food ideas that suit me. Also it’s one of my more argumentative groups which just makes me laugh.**
The other day a newer poster asked if people had started having trouble going to restaurants to eat. This opened up an interesting discussion because everyone interpreted the unstated part of the question differently and answered with different explanations about why they had trouble with restaurants.
It’s gotten too expensive
There are too many non-vegan products around
I don’t want to support a business that promotes a lifestyle I disagree with
I look at the food and think I could easily make it at home
I love restaurant food. I use to eat at least five or six meals a week from restaurants. I don’t particularly like to cook, and the foods that I really like to eat are not the same foods I want to cook. My husband and I have different tastes in food and so cooking something that we both would like is tricky. Now I eat restaurant food probably four times a month and at least 75% of the time it’s a quick lunch with my daughter. It’s a nice way to see her in person and catch up on life and makes me leave the house for something other than a medical appointment.
Where was I going with all this? OH yes…I hate food. I spend far too much time trying to think of food that I want to eat, that my body will let me eat, and that is available at that moment. I am a grazer generally. I want to eat a very small meal or snack every two to three hours.
Ha – this all started with a point but I have wandered so far away that I’ll just stop!
**The Secular Buddhism group is even more argumentative! They fight all the time. I think they may be missing a point about Buddhism.