Here are two interesting quotes that I came across the other day that I believe those involved in vegan education and animal rights should think about. The first one is by Seth Godin, and the second William Lloyd Garrison
You will never, ever run out of strangers.
And so, the goal of perfectly pleasing an infinite number of passersby is a fool’s errand. They come with their own worldview, their own issues, their own biases.
Since they don’t know you or trust you and don’t get you, they’re not inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt or invest what it takes to understand you.
Sure, some of them will applaud or smile or buy. And if that’s your mission, have fun.
But perfection in stranger-pleasing? Not going to happen, not worth the journey.
For some people, some of the time, the only response is, “it’s not for you.”
Here is William Lloyd Garrison’s
“I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or to speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm… tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD.”
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