What is it, to be a vegetarian? Is it simply not to eat meat? Or is it something more? Is being vegetarian a state of mind or a principle? A belief that eating meat is wrong or the decision to not eat meat?. If my wife were to ask me not to eat any more meat I would do so, I would stop eating meat and in my mind I would be a vegetarian but I would not stop enjoying meat if I was to eat it, I would enjoy the smell and sight of it and it would not trouble me that other people were still eating it. Or does it take more to be a vegetarian than simply not eating meat? Is it also a state of mind that I would be lacking that would mean I'm not a true vegetarian?