when it comes to food, i have no will power.
what can i say? the only thing i like better than food is eating food.
funny thing is, people always tell me, “wow! you’re a vegan? you have incredible will power.”
they don’t get it.
let me be perfectly clear…i am a very, very strict vegan. i never make an exception. ever. not for real italian pizza heaped with cheese, not for birthday or wedding cake, not for cold, luscious ice cream on a hot summer’s day.
but none of that takes will power or self-restraint.
for me, not eating animals or animal products is little more than someone else not eating cars or couches.
to me, animals and animal products are not food. so, it’s pretty plain and simple. i don’t eat them.
ahimsa dictates that we always show kindness to all living beings. lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu…right?
animals are for loving, admiring, honoring and treating with respect, not for eating.
veganism is more than a diet. it’s a lifestyle decision. it’s a consciousness and a moral pathway. it’s view of life.
so, next time you refrain from chewing on your computer, think of me and vegans all over the world who also have pretty easy decisions what to eat or not to eat.
meantime, please excuse me while i eat this entire box of vegan cookies🍪🍪🍪