A person should be balanced, not in one extreme or another, I think.
Scepcop, this reminds me of something my dad used to say, a saying I think might have come from the story Shangri-La. He said,
"Everything in moderation, including moderation itself."
And to confess as many in this thread have, I am a fake vegetarian. I have done a lot of traveling in the US and elsewhere and am perfectly happy to eat vegetarian although I won't turn down meat. When I traveled in the US I was a fake vegetarian for years because I could not store meat. It was a matter of storage, not a philosophical decision. Thus, I call myself a fake vegetarian.