A New Outlook, And A New Goal
Sunday, September 14, 2014
It's amazing how much can change with the simple act of watching a movie. Earlier this week, DTERMIND2LOVEME asked me if I would be willing to try going Vegan with her, and if I wanted to watch Vegucated with her. While I didn't answer on the first question, I had caught a glimpse of the movie on my way out the door that day, and said yes to the movie. We decided to watch it Saturday, after she got home from work.
Well Saturday has come and gone, and Oh My God(dess)! That is one powerful movie. It's an infomative movie about a woman who became Vegan herself, and takes three people on a six week journey into veganism and why it's good. The movie is chock full of information about how it's healthy for you, why we need to become more vegitarian, how we became omnivores, and, most powerfully, how inhumane and destructive the industrial food industry has become. I knew intellectually how bad it was for food animals, but actually seeing it in detail was a shock to the feels. You can't even justify eating them because not to would be disrespecting their spirit, not after that kind of torture.
After the movie, Jo and I had a conversation about the affect the movie had on me ( I couldn't bare to eat the beef stew Dad had made for dinner.) and how I could start making the change. As a neuro-atypical individual, change comes slowly to me, and to much at once can set off freak-outs. Jo and I went over what I eat at work and school, and determined what could stay, and what needed changing. I won't be going full Vegan to start off with. Instead my goal is to gradually transition into being Ovo-Lacto-Vegitarian, meaning I'll be able to eat egg and milk products. I've been leery about doing this before based on how fast my body processes plant based foods, but I think I'm finally convinced.
I also thought about how I could help in other ways. I'm considering opening a wildlife rehabilitation clinic that doubles as a rescue and sanctuary for rescued farm animals. I think the east coast will be a good place to do this.