Sunday, June 26, 2016

If animal cruelty is the key reason for me not eating non-vegetarian food, does it follow that eating genuinely naturally dead animals is alright

This seems like a valid and important question.

If the only inhibition, the only resistance to eating non-vegetarian food happens to be that it's bad/immoral/wrong because it involves cruelty to an animal and that it involves taking away the life of an animal, then it should logically follow that eating the [cooked] meat of animals which genuinely died naturally should be alright.

Now, the question that arises here is - how can this determination be made correctly, and in manner that can be consistently repeated - that a given animal died naturally and wasn't killed by man? This seems like a loophole that can be exploited rather easily. That being said, the mere existence of this loophole, this measurement difficulty doesn't take away the validity of the argument that cooking and eating naturally dead animals should be okay.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The last few days of my 20s...

It's now, at its dusk, that I value my 20s the most. I don't think I ever valued this decade in one's age or my own age as much as I do today. I never thought it would come to an end, no matter how long it was. It just kept on going and going and going, giving the false impression of eternity. I am of course sad that only about 2 weeks are left. Today I happily say that I'm 29, and it gives me a youthful feeling in front of those who're elder/older, but soon I'll enter the 30s, which does seem like a relatively "elderly" decade - that's how the public/society treats it - though of course not as much as 40s, 50s, 60s, etc. But the point here is that eventually, those are coming too. Time isn't going to stop, ever. That's the realization here. You're not always going to be a teen, and are not always going to be in your beautiful, young 20s. But as I always say to myself, life's like that sometimes...