I overheard someone the other day tell another person that I must have “drank the Kool-Aid“ because of my predominantly clean diet.
And I was offended. But just this morning I found myself saying the same thing about someone else for a completely different reason and that’s not okay.
I did make a big switch in my health habits and relationship with food when I started my Whole30 journey over a year and a half ago, but I wouldn’t consider myself having “drank the Kool-Aid.” (Mainly because it’s not whole30 compliant 😉 )
Anyway, if someone is living their life to a standard of their choosing, remember that it is just that- their choosing.
I see so much hate and diversity on the news not because of one persons doing, or one party’s doing (like we tend to think) but because of us.
You and me.
And sadly we do it without even realizing it. Now people are ridiculing other people for ridiculing them initially.
All of this to say, if you want to drink democratic Kool-Aid that’s fine, or if you want to drink the Christianity Kool-Aid that’s fine, if you want to drink Taylor Swifts Kool-Aid because I’m sure she has one, that’s fine too.
But I will be right here, drinking my Whole30 Kool-Aid (which let’s be real, is kombucha) because that’s what works for me.
I have high standards when it comes to what I put in my body and if someone wants to judge me on that, have at it because my Paleo treats, gluten free bread and legume-less food freedom is what makes me look and feel as good as I want to look and feel. Who is to fault me for that?
I’m guilty of judging and consider myself to be at fault too but fortunately I had my eyes opened to this today.
Just because my standards are my standards and I live by my morals doesn’t mean that everyone has to agree with me. Let us at least offer each other mutual respect even if we agree to disagree… especially when we are only trying to better ourselves <3