It's amazing how parents are relentlessly prone to transfer their own ambition onto their children. Especially those unfulfilled or shortfallen ones. You'll notice that daughters of small and slightly fat mothers will usually be ballerinas, children of those who have the lack of a musical ear will be forced to be taking classes for piano or violin; children of bourgeois residentials will have to be scouts, kids of short-sighted, modelers will have to be pilots, and kids of chronic hypochondriacs ~ doctors, of course! Much worse is the fact that parents simply don't understand: if they're stupid enough to drag some things through life themselves, it doesn't mean that the same should be automatically apllied for their kids as well. Three-year-old child can't be an athlete, musician, or a scientist. Can't be Christian, Buddhist or atheist. The only thing they can be ~ is only a child. It may be an Eskimo, American, Italian. It can be Asian, but most definitely can't be a vegetarian or vegan! The child simply had the misfortune of being born to vegetarian or vegan parents. It honestly feels as if this blunt child abuse in our society is one of the most overlooked. Society, which gives parents the right to classification according to child's characteristics, which they themselves have gained in life. Someone slightly dissatisfied with themself, who just decided to experiment with food. Nothing wrong with that. However ~ (hypothetically of course) after a few years that person ends up in a food cult, for example, between fruitarians, which should be grounds enough to simply not be allowed to have feed their child (in their quintessential development stage) with fruit only. Preferably such that it only fell freely from the trees, because otherwise it's considered ~ as they believe ~ to be a premeditated murder. Of fruit that is. It's as if someone, who has finally found his good fortune in cocaine, giving small dosages of the latter to their child, because they found that it really helps them. Last time during drilling in my hobby shop I was listening to the radio, and this woman tried to justify the recent death of her young child, by the fact that our country doesn't have enough doctors who'd be able to advise parents whose children are vegans. It's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. That made me so angry that I broke a drill. In our country, there's a lack of doctors, not to mention the legal system who would put away unfit parents. Such people, don't deserve to be parents. Ever. /rant.