Vegan Boundaries: What are yours?
Vegan boundaries are very important to me. If I keep my life style connected to my vegan boundaries then I am effective . Some I institute along the way and some are those that I keep from the beginning of my journey. My intention is to become more harmonious and not to start wars with mankind. Living my life in front of others rather than dictating theirs is a key point I maintain.
Vegan Boundaries I keep:
Free will is an important aspect in our country. Laws are in place to keep people free without destroying the rights of others. If I enjoy my free will of not eating meat then I need to remember the same free will applies to those that do eat meat. That does not mean I have to condone unfair and brutal practices of factory farming and the brutality that is going on in several companies today. I can use my constitutional right to protest, donate money to those that are in the forefront to change those practices.
People’s Feelings Matter:
We are all at different stages than others. I respect that. I do not consider myself evolved over another just because I do not eat meat or dairy.
Two of my favorite stories I want to share next confirm this is the right way for me to live.
Story One: Pre-Vegan
Several of my friends are vegan and I was a vegetarian for many years. The subject of dairy products came up one day and I stated that I thought butter and cheese was a gift from the animal so I ate it. My vegan friends did not contradict me. I later learned that an animal has to get pregnant before producing milk for those products. Not really a gift after all, right? They let me have my thoughts, however, but continued to live their life in front of me.