Raw Food - The Choice of the New Generation
This was about half of the group...the pic being taken at the very end of the night.
Why arent all raw-food potlucks like this??? I had the best time ever. Just to see everyone
there talking and having a great time was the biggest joy for me.
It was just so...YOUTHFUL. Good looking raw foodists everywhere. Life can be this good!
My transition struggle would likely have been non-existent if not severely reduced if I would have had these types of get-togethers when I first started. I did raw food pretty much completely alone for 2.5 years....it can be really isolating. This changes everything now.
I can only hope that everyone else had such a fun time. Participation in the raw food community is likely the key to making the switch and not feeling lonely or strange or crazy. We are social animals, whether we want to believe it or not, and if we have some others nearby who we can talk to and console...we've made such a huge leap forward.
But that being said...I tried to go to other events, and of course...the crowd was MUCH "wiser" if you know what I mean. Is "wiser" even a good word? I mean...I look at that pic of young people above and I see individuals who are REALLY wise...not buying into the SAD diet for decades. Those young people pictured above are the forerunners...people ENJOYING a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Its about pleasure....its the only way we will succeed. Putting ourselves through pain in order to succeed will simply not work. Its the pleasure principle...duh. You have to enjoy what you are doing in order for it to work in the long run....and with these group of young people and the food that was there...who could have possibly had a bad time?
Big thanks always to Dhru and Philip for pulling this together and bringing such amazing friends to this event. Let this be the first of many.
And if you arent in NYC...remember...this is the example. You can do the same.
Don't feel bad for excluding older people...this is for us.
We are the minority of probably the smallest minority in the present world.
We have our other events with the whole community, but I think these young raw-foodie meetups are what will keep us going and accelerate our growth.
Much love always,