Dr. Dukkha wrote:Is being a cook wrong livelihood?
Only if you're a bad cook.
But in order to graduate from culinary school, I would have to cook meat as well.
Is this considered wrong livelihood to cook the meat? What if I can't find a job at a vegetarian restaurant and have to cook meet for a living?
Obviously, one needs some kind of schooling and a job to get by in this world.
So the principle of least harm would be: to graduate even if you have to cook meat for that, and to look for a vegetarian restaurant, even if you have to work at a non-vegetarian restaurant for the time being.