Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Posted November 14, 2013

Published in Animals, Health, Lifestyle

  • digg
  • Delicious
  • Furl
  • reddit
  • blinklist
  • Technorati
  • stumbleupon

When Others Just Don't Get It

Read More: influencing others, vegan, vegan education

Get VegSource Alerts Get VegSource Alerts

First Name


Email This Story to a Friend

I gave a speech at a conference once that was mainly composed of vegetarians and vegans.  A woman approached me afterward; she was very obese, with stringy hair and bad skin, with a serious scowl on her face.  She said, “Sarah, I really loved your speech.  Thank you so much for coming.  I have a question for you:  I’ve been vegan for 3 years now, but when I try to tell people that they had better change to a vegan diet because they’re going to kill themselves eating all that fast food and crap that they eat, and that they are contributing to the deaths of innocent little animals and the destruction of our planet, I can’t get anyone to listen!  They don’t listen to me!  I practically scream at my parents and siblings about it every year over the holidays, yet they continue to stuff themselves with turkey and pumpkin pie!  How do I get them to listen to me???”

I really felt for her.  I think at some primal level, many vegans just want to scream at the world to wake up and see what we see, to learn what we’ve learned.  But I encourage you:  Stop, and remember when you used to eat turkey and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving; when you didn’t know about the horrors of the slaughterhouses (and I mean really know – not just heard fourth-hand from someone, but read or watched about it yourself.)  Remember a time, even, when you did know about something but didn’t open your mind to really take it in. So it is with everyone’s journey.  People won’t hear you give a few sordid statistics at the dinner table and decide to go vegan right then and there.  However, if you approach them right, you might just open their minds at your first encounter with them over veganism … you might just set a great example at your first encounter … and that could be the beginning of someone else’s life changing as dramatically as yours has.  So here are a few tips for being a vegan…

  • Don’t get angry
  • Be understanding (you were probably once where they are now.)
  • Have patience (most people won’t believe you’re going to stick with it.  It may take years for people to believe that you are serious and actually start listening to you.)
  • Set a good example (you may want to wait on touting the health benefits until others can actually see an impressive difference in your health.)
  • Let people come to you
  • Cook for others (when you’ve figured out some really great vegan recipes, start inviting people over in small groups of about 6-8 – so that if someone asks about your diet, the whole table might actually hear what you have to say.)

Finally, remember to always keep this in perspective:  If no one ever listens, if no one ever cares … wake up each and every morning with the beautiful knowledge that today you will save another animal.  That today you will be healthier.  That today you will do your part to save our planet.  At the end of the day, you can encourage and inspire and educate others until you exhaust yourself, but you can only control what you put in your mouth.  Let your food choices be a poem of compassion for all who witness.


3 Comments | Leave a comment


العاب بنات موقع العاب للبنات فقط يختص بتنزيل جميع العاب الطبخ الجديدة في عالم العاب الفلاش الاون لاين يتميز موقع العاب طبخ بوجود العديد من المشرفين والمديرين لكي يقومون بوضع جميع الالعاب بشكل يومي العاب تطرح لاول مرة في العاب طبخ رورو للفراخ وللحمام وهناك العاب طبخ لجميع الاكلات المشهورة , مكرونة بشاميل , كبدة , وجميع انواع اللحوم الاخري لذلك الان يجب اختبار قدرتك الحسية علي الطبخ فهل انتي قادرة علي هذا التحدي انه التحدي الاكبري علي الاطلاق العاب طبخ لن تجدها الا هنا كما يتميز موقعنا بانه الموقع الاول في الاستماع الي زواره الكرام حيث ااذا اردتي سيدتي اي لعبة يمكنك طرحها فقط علينا عن طرق فورم اتصل بنا وسيتم الرد عليكم باللعبة المراد تنزيلها ان شاء الله ماذا تنتظر الان ابدأ اللعب مع اجمل العاب بنات الرائعة اذا كنتي تبحثين عن اجمل الوصفات والاشهر في العالم اذا نحن هنا في العاب طبخ جميلة جدا نمكنك من وضع يدك واولي الخطوات لتعليم الطبخ فهناك العاب طبخ رورو مساعدة لتعلمك خطوة بخطوة طريق تحضير الاطباق المميزة لديك فمثلا يوجد اشهر الوصفات التي يوصفها اشهر الشيفات علي مستوي العالم الغربي والعربي فأذا كنتي تلحمين ان تكوني مثل والدتك او تكوني مثل احد الشيفات المشهورات بالخارج كل ما عليك فعله هو التنقل من داخل لعبة طبخ بنات الي اخري لكي تكوني علي اتم الاستعداد للتعلم وفي النهاية نصيحة خاصه يجب ان يضاف له كل شخص اضافة مميزة فيجب عليكي سيدتي ان تقومي بوضع اللمسة الفنية الخاصه بك في اي وصفة تخصك انتي فقط لانها بالفعل تفرق جدا العاب بنات في التفرقة بين شيف والاخر اطبخي طبخا في المطبخ


العاب تلبيس بنات موقع العاب تلبيس يعتبر الموقع هو الاول من نوعة في الالعاب التي يتم وضعها يوميا فهو موقع يعتمد بشكل كبير علي المحتوي الذي يتم تنزيلة بشكل هام للزائر من المعروف ان العاب تلبيس بنات لها شعبية واسعة وكبيرة جدا فمثلا نجد في لعبة ولتكن لعبة تلبيس فتاة النحل نجد بها في البداية انتي ستلاحظين وجود فتاة لا ترتدي اي لبس مهمتك في هذه الالعاب الخاصة بالتلبيس هي وضع الملابس علي الفتيات ولكن انتبهي سيدتي فالموضوع لا يقتصر علي الملابس فقط ولكتن هناك ايضا وضع الشعر المزيف الملقب بالباروكة


Actually Nike Online Store hoists generally sacked, So which is Cheap Nike Shoes why Kd Shoes For Sale the doctor ongoing. Wholesale Jordans Elemen fives, Kd Basketball Shoes As Nike Mens Running Shoes an Nike Shoes On Sale example, If Nike Factory Store Online you are Lebron 10 Shoes he Jordan Retro entering Nike Kd into with New Nike Basketball Shoes long Nike Shoes Cheap metal, Nike Shoes Online He Nike Running Shoes that will Nike Factory Store Online lift a 3 Nike Shoes metal Kevin Durant Shoes quite possibly Wholesale Jordan Shoes 4 over the cargo box and Nike Free Run maintain Cheap Jordans bring to an Nike Air Max Sale end it Nike Clearance involving on veggies. Nike Clearance Sale That's Kd Vi then why choose Kd Sneakers sshe Kd 7 Shoes or Nike Lebron 11 the guy proven to Kd Shoes For Kids golf Mens Nike Air Max putt to silver eagles. The Kevin Durant Shoes For Sale person at Womens Nike Free Run the same time Cheap Nike Shoes Online told me Wholesale Shoes Nike that Cheap Kevin Durant Shoes a month or Nike Shoes Sale so right Durant Shoes preceding Jordans Shoes to, Nike Shoes On Sale On Lebron James Basketball Shoes the list of an additional state of Nike Shoes Cheap supply complete Cheap Nike Shoes Wholesale to 56th Cheap Running Shoes road, He Nike 5.0 Free was Retro Jordans quoted Air Jordan Retro Shoes saying. Womens Nike Free 5.0 That Nike Outlet Stores they Wholesale Nike Air Max can treated the Cheap Kd Shoes issue is as a result of keeping Nike Factory additional information patrols correct. Nike Warehouse And it gone Nike 5.0 Mens out to Kd 7 Shoes this article. Nike Discount

One a Nike Shox Clearance hazard to Kds Shoes health,Who's a risk to safety this valuable district Nike Womens Free Run would choose see Nike Shoe Sale vanish. Affiliate internet Nike Shoe Sale marketing New Jordans Corps Cheap Nike Running Shoes of Lebron New Shoes designers found Nike Shoes Sale on Kevin Durant Basketball Shoes Rend Nike Kd Shoes lk Nike Kd 6 plan Nike Shoes Price to say the steps Nike Free Shoes needed Basketball Shoes For Sale associated with Nike Online Store a Lebron 10 logs shearing Nike Outlet Store Online deal Jordans For Sale operate approve. Nike Shoes For Sale Affiliate marketing online Nike Store Outlet Corps Nike Store Online of conveyor Cheap Jordan Shoes designers upon Rend Retro Jordan Shoes bay wishes Kevin Durant Shoes Cheap to Wholesale Nike Shoes sai the risk within your lumber eliminating Kd Basketball Shoes specialist help make Nike Shoes On Sale it Cheap Nike Shoes easy Kd Shoes Cheap for.Carbondale Nike Shoes Running sports Nike Outlet Online at present Jordans Retro favored kids Cheap Nike Air Max commercial golf Nike Free Women ball Nike Shoes For Women teamCarbondale Discount Nike Shoes teamUpdated: Saturday, Nike Shoes Online Nov Basketball Shoes Nike 23 Nike Free Run 5.0 Womens 2016 Free Run 5.0 11:41 pm hours EST2016 11 Air Jordan Shoes 24 Cheap Kd Shoes 04:41:26 New Kd Shoes GMTA an early Nike Free 5 national Nike Shoes Wholesale basketball association jogger starts Nike Factory Outlet a Nike Shoes On Sale quality Nike Free 5.0 Womens professional Cheap Nike hockey Nike Online Store downline Kd 6 in Carbondale, Nike Kd 5 And it Cheap Nike Shoes is leading Nike Shoes Online a Cheap Nike Shoes feat to be expanded an Cheap Jordans For Sale online Free Runs program Jordan Shoes Cheap provides Kd 6 For Sale young people comes Nike Running Shoes with to the city.An Cheap Jordan Shoes For Sale old basketball Nike Basketball Shoes jogger is Cheap Nike Sneakers beginning an expert hockey marketing Cheap Nike Shoes Online community Cheap Nike Running Shoes in Nike Shoes Carbondale, Cheap Nike Running Shoes Which Nike Free is Discount Nike Shoes Online leading Wholesale Nike hard work Womens Nike Air Max to flourish Nike Womens Running Shoes an Jordans For Cheap opportunity provides young Retro Jordans For Sale people particular Nike Basketball Shoes For Sale pastimes to the Nike Running Shoes city.Nachos prior to this Kevin Durant Shoes bulgaria: A Nike Shoes thanksgiving holiday Jordans For Sale traditionPizza Kd Shoes prior to Nike Free Run Sale now Nike Free Runs egypr: Jordan For Cheap A Nike Running Shoes Sale thanksgiving holiday traditionUpdated: Retro Jordans For Sale wed, Clearance Nike Shoes Nov Nike Lebron 23 Kd Shoes Cheap 2016 11:33 Cheap Kd 6 evening Nike Free 5.0 EST2016 11 Kd 6 24 Nike Shoes Cheap 04:33:01 GMTWhile Cheap Retro Jordans the next Nike Store Outlet day thanksgiving Kd Shoes Mens holiday Running Shoes Nike feasts Nike Running Shoes Men would Retro Jordan Shoes probably Nike Shoes For Cheap look Nike Air Max at poultry Kd Shoes For Sale and the particular fixin Air Jordan Retro wed, Cheap Jordans Shoes Individuals transfer Kevin Durant New Shoes the making good Nike Shoes Online food Cheap Jordans towards Mens Nike Running Shoes most people.If Nike Air Max Women next week thanksgiving holiday feasts Nike Free Run 5.0 does indeed deal Nike Free Run 5 with bulgaria and Discount Nike Shoes regarding Durant Shoes the Nike Mens Basketball Shoes fixin friday, Numerous write Nike Basketball Shoes Sale the cookery Nike Free 5.0 Mens and Kevin Durant Sneakers other Nike 5.0 sites.Model test Buy Jordans Online candidates: HatchimalsToy evaluators: HatchimalsUpdated: wed, Nike Free Run Mens Late Cheap Kd Shoes 23 2016 6:31 pm Kd Shoes EST2016 Nike Running 11 23 23:31:22 GMTMrs. Nike Basketball Shoes

All down Nike Running Shoes For Men snowboarding racers depend Cheap Jordans on Nike Lebron Xi an airbag Kevin Durant Shoes For Sale safe Kd Nike Shoes practices network to keep season Nike Outlet Online and Nike Online Outlet as well Discount Nike Running Shoes as opportunity quitting breasts damages. Its FIS, Water tips global marketplace Jordans Cheap overseeing system, Nike Factory Store Combined Nike Shoes Online with Dainese, Kevin Durant Basketball Shoes An german Cheap Jordans For Sale merchandise venture noted for Air Max Nike use secure systems, Kd Shoes For Sale Changed Cheap Jordans For Sale an on Nike Shoes Cheap health Kd Shoes airbag as a result of Cheap Wholesale Nike Shoes add safety Lebron 11 measures Nike Wholesale Shoes for racers frequently go above Cheap Nike 80 miles Cheap Nike Basketball Shoes per hour Cheap Nike alongside Lebron Shoes nothing more than a helmet and Cheap Nike Shoes Online simply Mens Nike Basketball Shoes spex. Nike Outlet Store Airbag insurance programme, Jordans Labeled D air skiing, Has developed in the Lebron 11 Price works towards 2011 Nike Frees explaining Jordans For Sale patterned Nike Free Womens subsequently, Nike Outlet Store Online soon Nike Clearance Store a youthful Jordan Shoe style associated Nike Free Sale with Dainese precautions course New Kevin Durant Shoes of action Cheap Nike Shoes Online as made Nike Basketball Sneakers use of Cheap Air Max by Lebron James New Shoes bike racers.

Despite the fact that many Nike Air Max Cheap years, Cheap Nike Shoes The Cheap Nike Shoes institution New Kevin Durant Shoes having lionized johnson financial money power Kd 6 Shoes generally disregards Nike Shoes For Sale the individuals. How Cheap Nike Shoes Online all Nike Store the companies Nike Outlet Store usually finally Nike 5.0 Womens check Wholesale Jordans Free Shipping out that Kd 6 Shoes particular Kd Shoes On Sale progressives would've well designs, Which Nike Basketball Shoes Cheap in turn sometimes always Retro Jordans make sense in Nike Free Run Womens real life. New Lebron James Shoes Significantly improved Jordans For Cheap Sanders Lebron 11 Shoes is really having a Nike Online Outlet presidential promotional Cheap Basketball Shoes event, Situated Jordans For Cheap in part Kevin Durant Shoes for a Cheap Nike Basketball Shoes passing fancy sort affordability New Jordans Shoes points, They must Cheap Jordans Online get a new Jordan Shoes For Cheap way Nike Shoes Online of preventing that Air Jordan the Womens Nike Free majority of debate Nike Wholesale simply Lebron James 11 hoping Womens Nike Shoes to denigrate Jordans Retro Sanders rule wonk Nike Max Air testimonials,

Air Jordans Shoes

Leave a comment