I would have to say that I have always been a nonconformist. I just never quite fit in with any particular group or place and I never considered myself “mainstream.” I often say I was born under the wrong moon. I was born around 11:30 pm and wonder if my life would have been different if I had been born 30 minutes later — on a different day. I love numerology. I am a 3 life path — the great communicator. I don’t feel I fit that label because I am a pretty introverted person and often choose solitude over being in a group. Maybe that’s why I enjoy my blog. I can communicate, but in my own time and place. Needless to say, I have never quite fit in on this Earth, but am making the best of this life. I know I am here to learn many lessons and, apparently, to teach others.
Since I have become vegan this nonconformity has escalated to a point where I’m just not sure how to deal with life sometimes. Now I am an extreme nonconformist, I guess. I am so against the brutality inflicted upon animals that it pains me to know that people continue to eat meat — mindlessly. This includes people I am very close to. Even when they know about what is happening in regards to crimes (in my opinion) committed against animals they still continue to eat meat. HOW? The very day I got informed about the heinous meat industry I was done and have never looked back. I still regret that it took me another year to give up dairy. And that industry is worse than the meat industry, in my opinion. Watch this video if you don’t believe me. I just don’t understand how people can continue to support evil — and, yes, the meat and dairy industry is the epitome of evil. It goes against everything I believe in. To be honest, it’s hard to live this way — truly hard — surrounded by people who only care about their taste buds.
EVERYWHERE I go there are either: people eating meat or dairy, commercials promoting meat or dairy, or people talking about eating meat or dairy. Maybe I have become super sensitive, but I just want to scream STOP THIS INSANITY! Why am I the oddball when I am the one promoting a more peaceful and kind world? The norm of the society in which I am a part promotes the senseless killing and death of billions of animals every year, just for food. That is so unnecessary because plants give us everything we need. At times I just want out. Thank god I have found some groups that think like I do. However, most of the time I feel I am the lone vegan. It’s a heavy burden to bear, but it is what I have to do. I will NEVER support eating meat or dairy ever again.
I long to live on a planet where ALL animals are loved and cared for, where people are healthy and happy, where the environment is clean, and the water is pure. That can only happen if EVERYONE adopts a vegan lifestyle. However, that will never happen in my lifetime. I guess my path — my lessons to be learned — my personal growth in this life — will be to spread as much information about how plant-based eating benefits every living creature and the entire ecosystem of this planet. Perhaps that will influence future generations to do better than we are doing now.
With the prevailing practices being senseless torture and death of animals I will happily not conform. Even though I feel more of an outsider than ever being a vegan, I will continue my crusade to inform and educate people. It’s the only way I can handle living on this violent planet. I will end this blog with a quote I found. Very fitting and my hope for humanity.