I've been vegetarian for my entire life. Yes, you read that correctly--my ENTIRE life.
As a kid, I just refused to eat meat. In addition to not loving the taste, something about it felt wrong to me. However, I couldn't quite put my finger on it at the time because I was so young.
My vegetarianism today still has to do with the fact that I just don't enjoy the taste of meat. However, as I have gotten older, it has developed a different dimension. It now also has to do with my love of animals.
Here are a few things that you surely can relate to if you share the mindset that animals are our friends--not our food.