As a flexitarian, Spiritualist and great believer in civil liberties, I feel I should point out that my beliefs are not just a matter of convenience, but a right to remain an individual in an ever changing world. A bit liberal to some, but I don’t really care much for politics. I am who I am and I won’t be branded.
If you’re wondering what a flexitarian is, it’s my adoptive approach to being what I eat. You read it here, first, folks. That’s my word, a J.J. Cocker original, and don’t forget it! Being a human being, with canine teeth, I enjoy a variety of animal and vegetable matter in my diet; preferring products that have been reared and grown to as many ethical standards as possible. I don’t have to eat meat every day, or even every week, and Soya substitutes are a great alternative to mechanically recovered, unmentionable, animal slurry. It can be a pretty tough job balancing the conflicting choices between local, fair-trade, organic, free range, healthy, and environmentally friendly products, but I happen to think its well worth the effort.
My faith, as a Spiritualist, has helped me get through the worst time of my life, without instruction, guilt, or condemnation, and allowed me to close the door on an empty and fruitless existence. I have stood up against an ex-husband who thought I was worth nothing, and walked out on a corporation who thought they could, and still do, bully employees into accepting a global philosophy where one size WILL fit all, no matter what area of business, or the people and places involved.
In my humble opinion, every human being deserves the right to retain their own intellect and live a fulfilling life of their own making. It would also be nice if the big companies who bang on about diversity training start to appreciate the diversity in each and every one of us.
At long last, I am free to be me, and mistress of my own destiny.