Whether you love love or hate it. Here is a big old pile of the stuff.
Happy Valentine’s you lovely lot.
I’m not a naturally confident person, but if there’s anything that can give me confidence it is the knowledge that I’m right. So, what does that mean for veganism? It means that the world can throw whatever they want at me against veganism, and regardless of science or the voice of ‘farmers’, I know that being vegan is the right thing to do. Veganism is a moral baseline, and I strongly agree with that sentiment. Whether humans are designed for this that or the other, anything that results in an animal suffering and dying is just plain wrong. That is all there is to it, and that is all I really care about at the end of the day.
When I first acknowledged vegansim as the right thing to do I felt a lot of anger at the world. I still do in all honesty. However, it is important to take a breath and look at the bigger picture. With every choice we make we are influencing the world around us, and we are making a difference. Even if it is just one animal, that is one precious living and breathing being that you have spared. Knowing that what I do on a daily basis is helping bring the world back to how it was supposed to be, that makes me happy. It makes the inner turmoil tolerable.
Within veganism there is no inequality. We all want animal liberation, and yes this includes humans, and we want the world to be alive again. I love the equality of veganism. I love knowing that when I meet a vegan we are on the same level, and every other difference between us doesn’t matter. I especially love talking to non-vegans and helping them to understand this, and taking down their pre-disposed negative views of vegans and veganism.
I helped out with Vegan Outreach’s street activism last year, I happened to wander past them and stopped to see if I could help, and it didn’t matter who we were, all that mattered was that we were fighting for the same cause. It was a lovely afternoon, and it filled me with hope that maybe one or two of the people we spoke to would go home and start their adventure back to veganism.
Veganism is so much more than food, but for any living creature food is fundamental. As a vegan I have been exposed to so much more than I ever had before. As a non-vegan I was limited in what I would eat, everything had to be centred around animal products and what I did with my vegetables and fruit was dull and boring. Now everything has changed. I eat such a varied and bright diet, it is incredible.
People often assume that eating like a vegan would be hard, but they are astoundingly far from the truth. Eating at restaurants is perhaps the most difficult element of a vegan’s diet, but even then there are options and many many restaurants and cafes are opening their eyes to the vegan demand. Wherever you live, be it in a thriving city or a small town, there will be options and there will be plenty of fruits and veggies waiting to be eaten! Never forget that the internet is your friend, especially if the shops in your local area are slow to stock vegan alternatives.
So much love, more love than I ever imagined. That is what I love most about being vegan. I wake up each day with a love for myself, my partner, and the world like I never did before. Call me selfish, but I love loving myself. The fact that I am finally happy with who I am, and love the person I have become, it makes me forever indebted to vegansim. The biggest element of veganism that is often missed out by the general public, and even by other vegans, is the love. It’s our sword and shield, it is what makes us who we are. Our love for the world makes it a better place every single day, never forget it.
I love today, and I’ll love tomorrow, and I love you! I’m on a love high, so I apologise to all you love haters out there. I can’t keep it all to myself!
Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Friday. Let me know what you love about veganism, and don’t forget the love!
With all the love in the world, your BFF Vegan.
Did I say love too much? Nah.