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#1 Old 12-01-2013, 02:22 PM
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I'm a long time vegan and there are lots of us here. If anyone needs support or a pat on the back for saving animals, this is it!

Thank you vegans, experienced and new, young and old, health or ethical, I love you all. You are making great sacrifices, and I appreciate you! smiley.gif
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#2 Old 12-01-2013, 08:16 PM
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Hey LedBoots smiley.gif

I like the idea of this thread smiley.gif

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May your pain and sorrow be eased.
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#3 Old 12-03-2013, 02:41 AM
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 You are making great sacrifices 

 

Thanks for your appreciation for all of us. 

 

Just wanted to point out that from my life's experience (whatever it's worth), sacrifices are sacrifices only until we have made a choice. Once the choice has been made, the sacrifice no longer exists. Because sacrifice means losing something. Choice means that we have decided that there is something to gain out of whatever we have chosen.

 

I wouldn't like to think that vegans are considering themselves some kind of martyrs (which is what sacrifice is actually all about). We're strong people with high ethical values and a cool ideology and philosophy.

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#4 Old 12-03-2013, 04:11 AM
 
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It isn't a sacrifice, it's a joy not to be part of the bullying culture we have become accustomed to.
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It isn't a sacrifice, it's a joy not to be part of the bullying culture we have become accustomed to.

That's just how I feel pb. :up:

 

 

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#6 Old 12-03-2013, 05:09 AM
 
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It's a sacrifice in the sense that our lives would be so much better if everyone were vegan, and there are many many things that continue to piss us off in this world.

 

Still, omnivores are wrong to think that our quality of life has decreased after going vegan. It's something they can't seem to wrap their heads around. They keep telling us that we're missing out - um, we're the ones who don't even need bacon to justify our lives.

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#7 Old 12-03-2013, 09:38 AM
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I was thinking more of this kind of "sacrifice"

an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy."we must all be prepared to make sacrifices"

But I understand your points. I feel I have sacrificed during my vegan years, but have gained so much more than I have given up.
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Nifty thread idea :-D

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Apologies if it came off as dismissing your post that really wasn't my intention.

I just wanted to highlight how amazing I now feel as a vegan, I went through a very dark spell in my life when all the horror and cruelty became apparent for the very first time. If there is any way of digging up my very first post you will see how much of a bad way I was in. When I did my research a part of me died inside at what our species was doing to others and I literally cried on and off for days (and if you were to ever meet me I am a kind of manly man).

Once I pulled myself together it felt like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders and I felt kind of 'free'. I felt so much more in synch with the natural world around me and at the same time had my eyes opened/realised the severity of other issues in the world such as homophobia, racism, wealth disparity, corporate greed etc and realised they are ALL interlinked and at the day end of the day we ALL need to be nicer to each other and the world that is our home.

Veganism made me feel alive for the first time since being a child and gave me a purpose in life.
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Apologies if it came off as dismissing your post that really wasn't my intention.

I just wanted to highlight how amazing I now feel as a vegan, I went through a very dark spell in my life when all the horror and cruelty became apparent for the very first time. If there is any way of digging up my very first post you will see how much of a bad way I was in. When I did my research a part of me died inside at what our species was doing to others and I literally cried on and off for days (and if you were to ever meet me I am a kind of manly man).

Once I pulled myself together it felt like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders and I felt kind of 'free'. I felt so much more in synch with the natural world around me and at the same time had my eyes opened/realised the severity of other issues in the world such as homophobia, racism, wealth disparity, corporate greed etc and realised they are ALL interlinked and at the day end of the day we ALL need to be nicer to each other and the world that is our home.

Veganism made me feel alive for the first time since being a child and gave me a purpose in life.

 

Wow that is powerful. I'm glad to hear how positively veganism has affected your life. I feel like it gives me a purpose too. Such that even on days when I sit in my pj's and play zelda (jennifer might appreciate) all day and feel guilty that I wasn't out saving the world, at least I spent that day a vegan and in a way I was trying to save the world just by eating hummus and carrots.

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