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Ronak vs. Veganism: Existential Defeat

Ronak is an old friend. He’s a talented artist and one of the most intelligent and rational people I know– especially among those who consume slaughtered innocents out of convenience or boredom.

In this episode, we discuss the challenges of taking reality seriously. Ronak feebly attempts to battle the truth through appeals to normalcy, futility, convenience, and taste. Like a glorious, graceful arbiter of righteousness, I DELIVER THE COSMIC BALANCE TO RONAK’S MIND-BRAIN.

I’m vegan, by the way.

Chapters

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:11 – Why isn’t Ronak vegan?
    • 1:55 – “[I enjoy non-vegan food more.]”
      • 2:44 – Do you value it more, though?
  • 3:40 – Challenging taste over life
  • 4:31 – Inconsistency
  • 4:56 – “Health and convenience”
    • 5:34 – “[Sometimes veg meals aren’t available]”
  • 7:31 – Why was Ronak vegetarian previously?
    • 8:02 – “[It’s uncomfortable eating meat.]”
      • 8:36 – But are you going to stop?
  • 8:56Existential defeat?
  • 10:06 – Normalization
  • 11:00 – When Cammy was a jerk
  • 12:41 – Does it matter?
  • 13:45 – “[I stop myself from thinking about it.]”
  • 14:52 – “[People aren’t impacted by the animal’s experience.]”
  • 15:31 – Forcing people to deal with it
    • 16:22 – “[Most people will ignore consequences.]”
  • 16:50 – Culture decides for most people
  • 17:45 – So what’s keeping Ronak?
  • 18:23 – “[Less enjoyable and harder to be vegan.]”
    • 18:59 – What if humans tasted good?
  • 20:15 – So then WHY?
  • 20:54 – “[There’s no real argument for animal suffering.]”
  • 21:08 – Cammy’s vegan comedy sketch
  • 22:40 – What would it take for Ronak to be vegan?
  • 24:58 – What made Cammy vegan?
  • 26:56 – Challenge22
    • 29:59 – Ronak accepts challenge
  • 31:48 – Wild animal suffering
  • 35:00 – Super-alien analogy
  • 36:27 – The Animal Matrix
  • 37:34 – Nature is weird
  • 39:46 – Plant-based carnivore feed
  • 41:48 – Ending the show
  • 42:39 – Outro

edited by Cammy
outro by friends not food

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