Buddhism, food, arguments

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.
Yes Because;
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.


  • Susan Joos

    September 25, 2022 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Lol, the Buddhism groups fighting! So funny.

    Food is complicated. I don’t eat restaurant food too much because after a while it all starts to taste the same to me. We don’t really have that many choices in my town, anyway. But – I love to try someplace new! Going to a restaurant always seems fun and exciting, because it was a very rare treat when I was growing up. We haven’t dined inside at all since Covid, and I’m not sure when I will be comfortable with it. Eating outside is fine, but very few places offer that option here, and also it’s Ohio so the weather narrows the chances of being able to do that even more. Takeout isn’t the same.

    The last time I started back on WW I just had to stop because it made me think about food too much, in a not good way. Unfortunate, because now I have those pounds to shed, but I am ready to handle it for now.

    Coming up with a menu every single day is hard, especially when I want to watch what I eat and my husband doesn’t. I would eat very differently on my own.

    • Tracy

      September 25, 2022 at 1:19 pm Reply

      We have every chain restaurant known to the US with a 10 mile radius of us I think but none of them seem to be quite what I want, when I want. Maybe I’m just too picky?
      The Buddhist and Buddhist wannabes are so funny!!! Well, if you find drama funny, which I do, as long as it doesn’t directly involve me.

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