I'm wondering if you could give me some advice on having friends that are meat eaters. I only know two people that are vegetarian (not even vegan) and I can only really call one my friend. I live with a meat eater, and my entire family is too.
I'm really passionate about not eating meat and dairy, and it upsets me tremendously to see the people I love around me (as well as society in general) not only supporting something so horrible, but damaging their health significantly without even realising. I've tried to tell those people around me but I'm eighteen and my friends are too carefree to worry about anything like that simply because they "like" meat.
How do I handle this? And how can I make a difference in the community and make people realise what theyre doing is wrong? Everytime I try, people come down on me like I'm a terrible person. :(