The misconception that meat is the only way to get protein is as old as time, and it's also incredibly wrong. There are so many sources of plant protein like tofu, tempeh, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains that can be comparable to the protein amount in meat.
It’s too hard to be a vegan.
This one isn't entirely a myth. Making any lifestyle change is hard when you're changing the habits you've had your entire life, and you shouldn't try to make the change overnight.
Paradoxically, when I stopped being bothered about what people would think about my ‘weird’ eating choices, everyone started accepting it as normal.
People really don’t like it if you get in their face and threaten the foundation upon which their life is built (i.e happily consuming meat and animal stuff), it just throws up walls.
First of all, be happy that at least you are doing your bit! Feel compassion for others no matter what they eat. If you can just be content in yourself, people are much more open to asking about what you are eating and at times, even start questioning their own choices.
We used to think that if people become informed, then they’d go vegan in a flash.