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Just HOW vegan are you? I started my own little 30-day challenge on April 1 (though hopefully it'll last a little longer than that!), but I've already had slip-ups, like washing up my lunch stuff at work using Proctor and Gamble Fairy Liquid from the kitchen... I felt pretty stupid, then felt stupid for feeling stupid, so where do you draw the line? How do you trade-off personal purity against spreading a wider message?<br><br><br><br>
I went up to the supermarket and bought some Ecover, so at least I won't make the mistake again!
 

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My house is full of non-vegan stuff from before I made the switch that I'm still in the process of using up. And when you're out and about, you don't always have the resources you do at home to remain AVAP (as vegan as possible). I do the best I can, note slip-ups so I can avoid them next time, and move on. Otherwise I'd go nuts.
 

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Same here...I'm trying to be as vegan as possible. I too have some stuff in my house that is non-vegan, but with a nonvegan husband I know it will get used up. The stuff he doesn't eat that isn't vegan I gave away to my church pantry this week.<br><br><br><br>
The truth is, you can fret all you want about the choices you make in your personal life, but all you can do is your best. Some things are under your control, like what you bring to lunch at work, and some aren't, like what your friend serves at her birthday party or the accuracy of a restaurant's ingredient list or the knowledge of the server. You just have to do the best you can with the things you have control over.
 

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I like that: 'as vegan as possible'. I guess that's what I'm striving for.</div>
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To be honest the ideology of veganism is AVAP, if you go for a dump, you need to wash your hands imo...if your are out for the weekend you can't wash your hands with water every single time or carry soap in your back pocket.<br><br><br><br>
Other things also like the way your crops are produced using animals, that isn't vegan, but there's nothing you can do about that atm....plus every penny you put towards a company that produces meat, diary & egg products is only expanding their business and increasing their profit & slaughter. Whereas if you can, its better to purchase from entirely vegan based companies.<br><br><br><br>
You can't be perfect, only do your best.<br><br><br><br>
& generally when it comes to converting, personally I think its best to do it one step at a time. If you try to do it all at the same time (meat, diary, eggs, honey, derivities & cosmetics) then you may find it a bit tricky!<br><br>
Hense why I think that vegetarianism is just a bridgeway to veganism, so to slowly convert to veganism (from being veggie) through turning octo/lacto first then it makes a lot of sense!
 
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