I’m surely now you’ve read any number of articles by this celebrity or that sports star about how great they feel now that they have discovered veganism.
Though is it all that it’s cracked up to be?
The short answer is a definite Yes.
By adopting a vegan lifestyle, because after all that is what it is, you are making the conscious decision to make the most ethical choice about the items you purchase and use, whether they be food, clothing or even cleaning products.
Or as the author of this post put it, because I care and, I don’t want to be a bystander.
I’m not afraid or ashamed to admit that when I originally decided to Go Vegan all those years ago, it was for health reasons after reading the book Fit For Life.
When it really comes down to it, it don’t need to have some ultraistic reason for doing it, all that matters is that you do it. There is nothing at all wrong with saying that you have gone vegan because you want to, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Sure the time will come where you will be exposed to the different thoughts and philosophies associated with veganism, and you may even be expected to take sides. Though remember, just like TV shows, you don’t have to get involved in them if you don’t want to.
What I can tell you that the initial period of you going vegan will be full of confusion and excitement. Confusion over not knowing what is vegan and what isn’t, and not wanting to make a mistake and eat or buy something that has hidden animal products in it. There will be excitement over the new foods and items you will try, or even finding out that some product that you are addicted to is vegan after all.
You’ll find that the variety of food that you eat will increase, as you are more tempted to experiment and try different things.
Just wait until you try a raw vegan chocolate cake, or even a vegan cheese cake.
I’ve been vegan for nearly 20 years now, and sharing a little secret with you now, I still get excited about trying a new chocolate cake, or even having a go at making one myself.
If you replace the thought of all those “can’t have’s” with “don’t want’s” your journey into veganism will be an exciting adventure, and one that you will never regret.
This article was written by the founder of VeganPolice.com.au, Cameron Blewett.
Cameron is a long term vegan (30+yrs), and is passionate about veganism, and helping people to understand more about it and giving other animals equal consideration.
You can find Cameron’s other rants on his website, CameronBlewett.blog