I live my life by some pretty simple rules. I try to be a good person, I am always seeking to learn things, and I try look at the full set of facts before making a decision.
While I sometimes may be an emotional speaker or writer to get a point across, it bothers me when people only see one side of things during a discussion in order to make their point, and with today’s internet being what it is, I’ve built of a few dozen emails filled with rage about that people have sent me and I will lay them out now:
1. In her vegan rage email, Whitney wrote: “Why do you consume dairy? Nut and plant milk products are so much more healthy for you!”
Wrong. Dairy protein has the most absorbable nutrients, and has less impact on the environment. Nut milk and most plant milks (and related proteins), while tasty, are incredibly wasteful on the nuts & plants and water, and most of their nutrients are not fully absorbed by the body because they are chemically added. I understand if you have a dairy allergy or nut allergies why you’d avoid one or the other, but if you can have dairy, don’t avoid dairy proteins. Whey is simple the best post workout protein money can buy. I will never be a vegan though, as that would require me to give up meat. I live each day, knowing I get meat for dinner and many days that meat comes from big, farty, cows and I love it. Beef, not cow farts.
2. Anonymous wrote, “How can you be a conservative in this day and age? Don’t you know what you’re doing to the world?”
It’s true, I am a conservative. I am also pro-LGBT, anti-tax, pro-capitalism and certainly anti-socialism. I am also a loving Christian. I don’t hate anyone, and wouldn’t judge anyone for their political beliefs. I am not doing anything bad to this world by being conservative and there is definite evil on both sides of the political coin. Rather than being on the fringes, I feel people should meet in the middle and talk more about compromise and understanding.
3. Speaking of being a Christian, DVC wrote, “How can you believe in God when this world is going to hell around us?”
I just do. I also believe this world is only as bad as we think it is. Besides, if the world is indeed going to hell, don’t you think you’d want to be on the side that goes to Heaven?
4. PPM wrote, “Do you have a thing against fat people? It seems like much of your site is talking about health, as if fat people are unhealthy, and it sucks.”
While there are overweight people in this world that have healthy blood pressure and vitals, it is well-proven that being “over fat” and/or drastically overweight can take a toll on your heart, joints, liver, and even ability to fight certain cancers. I don’t have anything against people that are “over fat” or overweight at all…in fact, I hope some of them that are looking to improve their physique look to my site and others for motivation and information.
5. Dan wrote, “Your taste in music is a joke.”
Congrats Dan, your comment totally made me rethink my musical choices in life and I am now converting to being an avid listener of Justin Beiber, David Guetta, and Halsey. Just kidding. My music loving ears say you are just looking for an argument, and I am not playing along.
There are a ton more, but many of them seem to revolve around these topics and my pro-vaccine and “better living through chemistry” stance…but I am not opening that can of worms right now.