so i came across a few articles on some celebrities that have been or are vegan. one had to get back on animal products due to health problems and the other two had slipped up and indulged in some cheese. i could not get over how many comments were ripping them to shreds over this. they were going after them as people, their talents, everything. such hate, condemnation, judgement and shame makes me SO frustrated. i mean what is that? the whole principle of veganism is to live a cruel free life… well way to be hypocrites! they have just flipped to a different kind.
i mean no wonder some people think the worst of vegans. condemnation and shame never works. i get being passionate about this and feeling it is the best for you and frustrated with the injustices of it all and wanting to share that knowledge but at the end of the day everyone has a right to choose what is right for them. whether you agree with them or not they should not be subjected to such crap.
i for one feel a bit of pressure off my head to have to be perfect. its a life-long process of learning and growing. when the temptation comes, I deal with it, I don't punish myself for it. veganism is not for everyone but you can educate people (respectfully) about the issues and to help them live as cruelty free as they can.
alicia silverstone shared "being flexible that way makes more people comfortable. "if i'm rigid about it and i'm perfect, then no one is going to be able to be like me because I'll be this icey, rigid thing." when we allow ourselves to be flexible it may give someone else the confidence to try being vegan for themselves!
am i right?!
am i alone in feeling frustrated?!
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