The power of suggestion
... for a good cause.
If you are compelled to spread the word
more about vegetarianism or simply compassion towards animals and environmental
issues, you can do so without making an over-reactive song and dance
about it. Shouting and screaming about vegetarianism and animal welfare
will only turn any potential converts off the idea.
If you are antagonized with bigoted opinions by meat-eaters etc., then
stay calm. Just be yourself and remember, psychologically it's far more
effective to attempt to "disarm" people passively. A polite
and friendly response gives more food for thought instead of a loss
Being a true vegetarian with an ethical
and compassionate conscience is a wonderful quality which should work
harmoniously and transparently within your social life. Those personal
qualities within you will eventually attract like-minded souls; friends
who travel similar paths ... those who we call global compassionates.
It's sad to realize however that many people still travel paths of shallow-minded
pursuits, where a quest for fame and fortune is more important to them
than the damaged and dying planet they may ultimately bring their children
Choose the right path, even if you are
already part of a compassionate cause.
This suggests that you be careful who you interact with when it comes
to animal welfare. As strange as it seems, this is also a "soft
arena" that can unfortunately harbour over-angst individuals who
are driven purely by violence rather than an offering a passive method
to create awareness about animal rights. Militant style aggression and
violent, political antagonism is something to stay well clear of. It
gives the whole purpose of animal and environmental campaigning a bad
Animal and environmental protests need to be intelligently organised
and here's a good example why:
In the UK a few years back, thousands of mink were released into the
wild by animal activists. The subsequent effects on the natural wildlife
will have long-term disastrous effects. The outcome of such an uneducated
and ill-planed operation has caused more harm than good. However, we
take our hats off to the Tree People and the those who actively protest
using well co-ordinated, peaceful methods, which attract media interest
for the benefit of raising awareness - and in turn may one day make
the apathetic, cosy majority and your country's government think
and act towards repair and protection.
you have it...
...An overview of the
colourful world of vegetables and fluffy bunnies! (and not a lentil-bound
ageing hippy in sight! ... well maybe one or two ... and why not!)
Remember... the idea of veggieglobal.com
is to build bridges between the mainstream and
compassionate causes - and maybe one day there will be no visible division
So from whichever side of the bridge you are reading this, give the
other side a chance.
There will always be blots on the landscape
- cynics, antagonists, the self-righteous and the self-preservationists
... But when the burger clown turns veggie, the cows finally will come
home, without fear of murder.
Chapter 1 - Where
is the Grass Greener?
Chapter 2 - In
the Land of Friends or Follies
Chapter 3 - Terminology
- Other Side Of The Fence
to Clown - Epilogue
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