Well trust me its something many transitioning vegans have to deal with and something you’d probably keep dealing with. Honestly you get used to people telling you it doesn’t work but that doesn’t matter.
Firstly if they are your friends they respect your choices, and you just have to make that clear. Secondly you know and I know that it is worth it and that there is a point. Veganism is a logical step for everyone from any ethical,economical,or environmental standpoint and as long as you know that who cares what anyone, including your friends think?
You becoming a vegan does make an impact,people say nothing will ever get accomplished so what’s the point of going vegan, but that excuse is the reason no one makes the change. Its an excuse that relies on the excuse itself. You doing it is just a precursor of others doing it. Thats exactly what’s going on, veganism is on the rise and an increasing topic of interest with people, companies like Tyson are reporting a drop in the consumption of chicken. So yeah, you can kinda say its worth it.
Even so man, just cuz people do something shitty, doesn’t meant you should be doing said shitty thing too. If I told you everyone steals, would that mean its ok for you to steal? If I said everyone kills people, would that make it right? Just because the majority is still dismissing veganism doesn’t mean you should.
I think you should definitely go vegan, fortunately there is a wonderful Tumblr vegan community, people love to help others make the transition, answering any questions,giving advice and info about food,and helping them deal with bullshit. I’m glad you’ve been giving this a thought and I say do it :)