I cannot inflict pain on an animal, whether myself or by proxy. Therefore, I do not eat animals. My eyes have also been opened on the animals’ pain thanks to a great book by Charles Patterson called Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust:
I wonder what really differentiates us from animals. Is it language? But animals do have ways to communicate between themselves. I reached the conclusion than a human being has the extraordinary capacity to escape his or her fate. A human being can create, whether it is an amazing and unusual house, a book which changes lives, a way of dancing which is so beautiful it brings tears to the eyes or a painting breathtakingly exquisite that one cannot stop admiring.
My friend, my sister, where do you turn your creative capacities towards? How to you make the world an even more beautiful place? How to you create a unique legacy, which stems from your heart? How do you decide to escape your fate by carving your own path?
I got vegan for health reasons. I admit it: it was selfish at first. Then, ethics and awareness came in. Usually, people stop consuming animal products out of respect for animals. Then they enjoy the health benefits. My friend, my sister, it is totally fine if you do it the other way round. What matters in the end is awareness and respect.