A crash course in changing the world.
Every year since high school, several friends and I have gotten together for New Years-- celebrating, reconnecting, having a meal, and fun. It's changed a lot over the years, as we've gotten older, started families, etc.
I imagine that when we get together in 10 years, many things will be the same. We'll watch the ball drop, drink champagne, and so on, but perhaps what we eat will be a bit different.
Usually our host puts on a spread, often a barbeque in the middle of winter. Perhaps as food (and especially meat) prices continue to increase, it will be a much more special occasion to prepare a big spread of meat. Maybe instead of "simple" hot dogs and hamburgers, we commit to the good stuff for New Years... ribs and steaks, but as a smaller part of the meal than when we were young and it was a less obvious moral choice. Maybe the bulk of the meal will be less "meat coma" and more filled out with vegetables and hearty side dishes made from local produce.
I toy with the idea of becoming a vegetarian, because it requires less land and energy to produce grains and vegetables than meat... and I imagine we will eventually reach a point where eating meat means actively taking food away from someone else. Still, meat is delicious, meat is traditional, and I have trouble imagining being without it. On the other hand, I don't think I'm going to miss the fish, personally, when they're all gone.