OK, this is easier said than done, and don’t beat yourself up too badly if you fail at any of these recommendations on occasion, but do try to keep your cool. If you go off on someone who asks a question that is aggravating or seems stupid to you, you will not win that person over, and you’ll alienate everyone within earshot. Really, it is simply never effective to put someone down or treat another person badly. Please, in every interaction, try to remember that you were probably a meat-eater once, too, and that even the person who seems the most antagonistic may be reachable, as are the people who are with him or her. Always do your best to be kind and upbeat.