To Be or Not To Be

A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!

~A Wise Man Said~

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle

Monday, August 23, 2004
Once again, it’s “time to move on”. Shall be quitting my current work place and joining a new organization soon. Feel sad to lose all that had become a part of me for the past one and a half year but happy, looking forward to the new. :)

Talking about something that has been on my mind lately – I seem to find it more and more difficult to enjoy non-vegetarian food. I had posted something on this topic a long time back, just when I had started the blog, but it was more about “others’ sensitivities” and not my own.

When I go out and am given a choice, I usually opt for vegetarian food. If it is a matter of balancing an equation or avoiding inconvenience in general, I opt for non-vegetarian. But I used to manage not thinking about what it was I was eating, ofcourse even then, sometimes suddenly a picture of a live hen or goat would pop into my head, and then I could eat no more.

Now, I find it very difficult not to think. At lunch, some colleagues bring meat almost on a daily basis and not wanting to offend, few days back I accepted a tiny piece of mutton kebab. I did not feel good for the rest of lunch.

I do not believe in placing self-impositions like, “I will not eat non-vegetarian anymore”, since if I cannot eat it, I will not eat it…but I do wonder if this is only about individual sensitivities, or if as “humankind” as a whole, we’re increasingly beginning to feel about these things?