Spine Posted July 31, 2008 Share Posted July 31, 2008 I'm happy to say I've been vegan for one year now. It's one of the best things I've ever done. It's made me more compassionate and mindful. At the same time, I recognize that veganism is only part of the solution to the world's suffering. I still drive a car. I still buy the occasional cheap product made by underpaid workers overseas. So I'm careful not to confuse veganism with sainthood. I feel like I've been a good ambassador for the veg life. I think that's important, though it's certainly not an obligation. I don't try to persuade my friends or family, but I think I've influenced them all the same. They see how healthy I am, and they know I'm doing something right. Of course, that "something right" isn't veganism exclusively, but also a whole-foods diet and plenty of exercise. Anyway, here's to another year of eating nothing but plants! Kale, collards, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peppers, flax, hemp, almonds, quinoa, buckwheat, rice, barley, millet, lentils, beans...the glorious list goes on and on. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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