I am sometimes feeling like a mean-greenie. I am environmentally and health conscious and when I have the opportunity, I am a hippie-extreme green person. Like if my husband wouldn't thwart it I would have a solar paneled house, a roof-top garden, etc. I live in an area of white, christian conservatives that are all very, very mainstream. not that there is anything wrong with white, christian conservatives--as in, I am not trying to be mean about those aspects of a person. well, they see how healthy my family is and they are always asking for advice and help, but then they see that my lifestyle is 'extra work or expense' and start making excuses for why they can't change their ways. I know I shouldn't get too emotionally invested in the health of other families but I get so angry at the lame, closed minded, laziness. I really don't want to try anymore and I sometimes don't want to be around these people because of the irritation it causes me. Am I being a jerk? unaccepting? overly concerned? Do you all have this problem? I'm just so tired of having to explain things, defend things, and be the odd-one-out.