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Justice Begins Here

The problem isn’t that we wake up in the morning wanting to contribute to cruelty or violence. The problem is that we don’t wake up in the morning wanting to create compassion, peace, and nonviolence. 

If that were on our to-do list every day, imagine what we could accomplish. Imagine what our world would be like.

The good news is that imagining our vision for a compassionate, just world is the first step to realizing it. 

Don’t underestimate the power of thought; it shapes our perceptions, it determines our actions, and it creates the world we envision.

Does Being Vegan Really Make a Difference?

I think every vegan (and probably vegetarian) has heard some variation of this:⁠

⁠?one person being vegan doesn’t save animals.⁠
?just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean animals aren’t killed.⁠
?the problem is just too large; individual behavioral changes just don’t have an impact.⁠

⁠That’s the big question, right? Why do anything at all when you know that there isn’t a direct correlation between YOUR behavior and an act of violence? ⁠

Why, indeed? ⁠

The answer is…because it’s the right thing to do. ⁠

?As I say in The Joyful Vegan, the world isn’t one big math problem to solve. Even though I can’t quantify the benefits to the animals and our planet, I’m vegan, because I don’t want to contribute to the culture of violence that IS (by design) the meat, dairy, and egg industries. ⁠

I may not be able to save the 9-10 billion land animals brought into this world only to be killed, but I can at least put my head on my pillow each night and know that *I* didn’t consciously partake in something that is anathema to my very being: HURTING ANIMALS.⁠

For me, being vegan is about being⁠

?compassionate⁠
?consistent⁠
?in alignment⁠

After all, what’s the point in having values and principles and ethics if they don’t manifest themselves in our behavior? ⁠

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