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In other words, I'm a vegetarian now, and I plan to be one for the foreseeable future.
I know that this is inconvenient for some of my friends, especially the ones that I eat with regularly. The potential negative impacts on my friends and family were a major consideration that lead me to look for alternatives and delayed my conclusions in this area, but in the end I had to do what I thought was right for me. I greatly appreciate the tolerance and support I've received so far, and I will continue to appreciate your support going forward.