As a plant-based individual, I can see the arguments for and against veganism as well as carnism. Ultimately I feel that the extremes of both diets can be unsustainable, whether it be the individual running out of motivation for a vegan diet and confirming to societal norm or the meat-eater buying meat from across the globe racking up air miles to score the cheapest deals for their pocket and not stopping to consider the effects this could have on wider picture outside of their world.
Yesterday, I began watching this very debate and I couldn’t possibly not share it on here as it is so very relevant and well put together on both sides. I found myself initially agreeing with the Vegan to begin with but the further we got into the debate, I found myself switching sides.
I realise that words ending in “-ism” are my least favourite kind of word. They allow little room for error or wanderlust, that’s just not how I want to leave my life. Words ending in -ism are strict practices, systems or philosophies accepted by a group of people. By conforming to a practice associated with an -ism ending group, you might not be confirming to societal norm but you are conforming to the norm associated with that group. Independent thoughts and actions are a gift we take for granted so do right by yourself first and foremost.
Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exz5BfrMdnw . I hope you enjoy and I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Peace to the planet and peace to your pockets
Love always, The Humble Avocado x x