Well, I’m glad you asked. Being vegan means you don’t consume animal products like meat, dairy, eggs, honey, blood (if your into that kind of stuff) or anything else of that nature. Not only humans are vegan, many animals are herbivores as well.Vegans differ from vegetarians because vegetarians simply avoid consuming meat.
There is a stereotype out there (no idea where it came from) that being vegan is some type of fashion style or personality style. Many associate veganism with hipsters, or hippies. While there could be a correlation between the two, they are not mutually exclusive.
Also, for some strange reason (unknown to me at least) there are some “anti-vegans”. You’ve heard of them, right? They crack jokes about vegans, most common one being
“how do you spot a vegan? just wait 10 seconds, they’ll tell you.”
And while I think I might have chuckled, or let out a reluctant “heh” after the 156,47,287,483,264,8628,645’th time I heard that joke, after a while, I realized these people actually have some type of beef with vegans! (pun intended)
For the longest time, I found it necessary to defend veganism. Like, why would you put down people who choose a cruelty-free lifestyle? It just never made sense to me, you know? But after what seemed to a million attempts, I realized something; I will never “win”an argument against a self-procalimed “carnivore”. Now, don’t get me wrong, its not because their argument is more valid than mine, I just simply realized that these people are not fighting with me,
these people are fighting with their conscience.
This was one of my most important discoveries, (after discovering Oreos were vegan!) So from that point forward, I do not fight with anti-vegans (my word for these individuals), I’m just like “Namaste……..away from you, you bully!” No, but in all seriousness, if someone wants to have an educated, interesting conversation about different points of view concerning the topic, I’m all in! But I refuse to talk to closed-minded individuals.
That being said, I just wanted to write a post about what the being vegan really was and encourage people to learn more about the movement rather than just dismiss it. Anyway, I hope you guys have an amazing day! Let me know if you guys have any questions, comments, concerns, stories, suggestions, requests, if you guys want to fight me, idk, just talk to me, I’d love to know who’s reading these things.
Peace and love everyone!