One of the neater fringe benefits of being vegetarian I found is, by merit of needing to check ingredient labels, you're more aware of the nutrition content. That's the biggest reason I lost something like 30-35 pounds very quickly after I stopped eating meat. "Oh, hey, this DOESN'T contain gelatin so I could eat it but gosh, I never noticed that this has like 500 calories before! Pass!"
Anyway okay maybe this is a millennial thing so one of you kids (ignoring that everyone here's like 40 now) can explain it to me:
I'm in some chatroom, conversation turns to RWBY, and it's been about a year since Monty Oum died so I'm like, "Welp, I feel sad now."
Everyone's immediate response is to be like "DON'T FEEL SAD! THEY WOULDN'T HAVE WANTED THAT. REMEMBER THEM BY ENJOYING THEIR WORK." etc.
Ignoring that it was just an offhand comment and I wasn't like /actually/ sad, when the hell did it become inappropriate to get sad about cool people dying? Are people just so afraid of feeling any negative emotions that they try to shut them out completely? Is this part of the reason why younger folks these days have a tendency to break completely down over /really/ minor things? I'll tear up at Low or Surrealistic Pillow or Magnolia Electric Company if I goddamn want to and allay'all motherfuckin' early 20-something ain't gonna stop me!