I went back and reread the first post I put up on this blog, called Getting Started (30 July). When I started on this journey, I wasn’t sure going vegan was the right thing to do, but I wanted to find out if I should. Yet, I found myself strongly resistant to doing the necessary research. It is difficult to be objective about something like consuming animal products while activity engaged in the activity you are trying to critique. I decided to ‘go vegan’ for a year and then make a decision.
Quote taken from the video at the end of the article.
“What veganism means to me is striving for a better world. It’s being conscious of your actions and the decisions you make. I ask myself, by doing this am I going to harm anyone else or am I going to harm the environment, which is later on going to harm someone else. That’s my thought process in all of this. It’s about striving for a better world.”
Many people want to do the right thing, we want to strive for a better world. Misleading information makes that more difficult, especially when it is misinformation people really want to be true.
Someone I know sent me an article from the Waikato Times – Five Reasons Why Vegan Diets are Terrible (dated September).
Knowing that the next time I see them in person I’m going to get a somewhat smug, “Did you read that article I sent you?”, I would like to be able to counterpoint this dick move with a little self-righteous smugness of my own.
Not only did I read your article, I also traced it back to its source, and then some.