For my blog this week I wanted to address some questions I was asked in a comment a couple weeks ago. Here's the comment!
When I first brought home the idea of becoming a vegetarian, my parents were really supportive. They thought it was a really good idea, and at one point both of them had decided to do it with me! In the first few weeks we made meat free meals and tried veggie burgers together! Their interest has waned but they are still supportive of me and my choice to go vegetarian, which I'm really grateful for. My friend on the other hand, have been less than helpful. All my friends told me not to do it, or that it was a horrible idea. That was not really the response that I was looking for! And if I fall off the wagon, and eat meat, I'm criticized for not sticking to it. Basically, I've gotten mixed reaction form my family and friends, but I'm not going to to let the bad get me down.
In regards to the second question, I think social pressure has a huge affect on teens who want to become vegetarian. In our society today, eating healthy has become more popular, but most people would becoming vegetarian is weird. Socially, teens
are very affected.