When I have questions about something I want to do or something I want to eat, lately I’ve been asking myself, “what would occur naturally?” This has been helping guide me. The litmus test is sort like this, “Would a caveman have eaten this Big Mac?” Sometimes the answer is no. “Would a caveman have run a marathon?” And sometimes the answer is maybe, yes.
This weekend when Dave, Katie and I were camping in Yosemite the topic of milk came up. I don’t remember what on earth we were discussing but it started getting me thinking about how many cows must have to be milked to produce as much milk as we drink in this world. And I thought about all those miserable cows getting milked their entire life. And I started to think of my litmus test…
Did caveman drank milk?
No, cavemen did not milk cows and therefore did not drink milk. Therefore, I should probably not drink milk.
I made my case to Katie and Dave that I wanted to stop drinking cows milk. Transitioning to soy milk, almond milk or rice milk will be difficult yes, but to be honest, so was switching to Diet Coke for Dave and I. But we did, and now that’s what we prefer. I think the same thing can happen with milk.
No more cows milk.
Anyone with me?