Have you ever discovered something cool — a new hangout spot, a new movie that made you super happy after you saw it, or some new invention that you're excited for — and you want to tell everyone you know about it so that they can enjoy it too? That's how I feel about the vegan message. It's this concept that you can sustain as many lives as possible, help save the ecosystem and all of the animals within it, and reduce your carbon footprint so that the upcoming generations can survive on a planet that is in better condition than when you were here.
We can all do better — eat more fruits and veggies, be a better friend, recycle more often, donate more time and money to those in need, etc.
Going vegan may sound like a hard step to take but I guarantee you that you will never regret doing it. Not only is veganism the healthiest diet on the planet, it's also the most eco-friendly, compassionate, and selfless diet on the planet.
Those three adjectives that I just used to describe veganism are my main values in life, as in many people's. Veganism aligns so closely with my main values, so I could no longer live in such a way that I knew did not synchronize with my inner feelings. The choice to switch to veganism became clear to me in a single moment of impact. It was like a beautiful collision in my mind - all of my values suddenly harmonized together.
But how does veganism accomplish all that? For starters, plant-based food is sustainable, more friendly, more efficient, and obviously more nutrient dense for our personal health (as long as you don't go overboard on the vegan treats).
If you care about helping the environment, or the animals, or your own health, veganism is the best choice for all three causes. It just is.
And not to sound like a total hippie (but I think I have a tiny bit in me hahaha), you will notice an increase in happiness, well-being, and confidence after being vegan for a little while. It's no wonder that once you go plant-based, the energy and good aura you receive from such a compassionate and healthy diet will transfer over into (almost) every facet of your life, radiating health and peace. That is what will keep you wanting to stay vegan for the rest of your life.
Thanks so much for reading!
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