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!
“‘I think that one of these days,’ he said, ‘you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there. But immediately. You can’t afford to lose a minute. Not you.’”—J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via theatombomb)
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”—Apple (via fragilethought)
“Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.”—Christopher McCandless, from Jon Krakauer’s “Into the Wild” (via awakenourworld)
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”—Ayn Rand (via awakenourworld)
“That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.”—Lise Hand (via awakenourworld)
“I mean, we live in this irreparably broken world, and I don’t wish to deny reality, but the amazing thing to me is not that we refuse to relinquish hope as a species. The amazing thing is that we’re right to hold onto hope. The world may be broken, but hope is not crazy.”—John Green (via awakenourworld)
“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.”—Viktor Frankl (via simplyisis)
“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much, the current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how I think it is with us. It’s a shame because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever.”