I sometimes find myself feeling as though if I can't finish all of my food, I should at least eat all of the meat, thinking that perhaps the animal suffered the most when its life was stolen for my meal, so it would be worse for it to be wasted.
Though I haven't been able to let go of eating ,eat, I recognize that it would be best not to eat meat at all, so it's not really a question of that. More that while I am eating meat, is it something I should consider?
I wonder, now, if this is just me making opposites, making better and worse, when really it's all the same?
Listening to Zen talks are reading Zen texts, I become timid to use words like better/worse or good/bad, but as I read more text attributed to the Buddha, I find he used similar terms quite often.