4 Things Farmers Are Tired Of Hearing

4 Things Farmers Are Tired Of Hearing

Don't mind me just trying to feed the world and educate the public.
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As a farmer I've heard lots of bizarre thoughts, random misconceptions and have answered more than my fair share of questions about my industry. For the most part, I don't mind. I love educating the public about agriculture. But there's a few things as a farmer I'm tired of hearing.

1. Any one sided argument about the evils of GMO's

Everyone's titled to their opinions, but if you can only tell me that GMO's are 'bad for you' without providing any proof AND you won't listen to me, then I immediately stop caring about that opinion.

2. A rant about your vegan lifestyle we didn't ask about

Conversating about ideas and lifestyles is actually great, but an unsolicited rant about why vegan is better and why the whole world should convert is not a conversation.

3. Anything sourced or cited from PETA

I will immediately disregard or discredit any propeganda you've obtained from or agrument you learned from PETA. PETA is trash. PETA used false propeganda and scare tactics. PETA kills more animals than it saves. Please, can't we all just agree they suck?

4. A bizare notion us being heartless or greedy

Believe it or not, I don't farm for the money. I farm because I care about people. I farm because I want to feed the world. I love my livestock, I love my land, I love my people and I love what I do.

Next time, talk to a farmer, ask questions. You'd be suprised what you might learn.


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If words were just words, tell me why racial slurs and catcalling are offensive.

If words were just words, tell me how bullying exists.

If words were just words, tell me how "I love you" means so much more than "I like you."

If words were just words, tell me how certain song lyrics cause us to say "I FELT that."

If words were just words, tell me why are we so adamant that we should have said the things we never did once it's too late.

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Words have the power to cut deeper than knives could. They can rock you to your core, stir up emotions, and stick in your brain for years to come. They can make you feel on top of the world or like you've sunk right to the bottom. Yes, we get to make the decision on whether or not we will let the stupid things that someone else says impact our entire day, but when the initial line is delivered, there is no doubt that if it's intended to be hurtful, you feel the brief flashes of pain before deciding you won't let it affect you. Words carry a power to them. They carry ideas, thoughts, opinions, judgments, and more within them. Words will always mean something; it's just a matter if they mean enough.

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