Something occured to me the other day, and it’s a question I simply can’t solve. I’m young, so I won’t have to actually come across this problem for quite a while, but I’m curious about it anyway.
What’s a person to do if they’re vegn and they’ve married an omni and they’re looking to have children… to raise vegn or not to raise veg*n?
I’m not going to choose a partner based on whether or not they eat meat, because finding a good person is hard enough as it is… if I eliminate a large majority of the population, I may just be screwing myself over.
Whenever a veg*n marries an omni this question is bound to pop up… and there are so many factors to think about that depend on the individuals involved.
Naturally, I’d want any children I have in the future to share my core values (not eating meat is one of them) but do I have the right to impose that on them? And even if I did, wouldn’t they wonder “Why can’t I eat what Daddy eats?” or “Is Daddy bad for eating the poor cows?”
And what to do if little Johnny is at Billy’s birthday party and everybody else is eating hot dogs… and little Johnny can’t eat the hot dogs. And other parents may not be as understanding as one would hope.
Or what to do if they weren’t raised veggie, and wonder why mommy won’t eat what everybody else eats. That’s a hard question to answer without making the kid feel bad… at a certain age they’d understand, but I’d imagine the question might come up sooner than that.
Any thoughts? Anybody here who’s solved the problem? I’m stuck.