Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rejecting Attractive Assumptions

From Jon:

At the DC VegFest, I heard from five -- yes, five! -- individuals who are now veg as a result of receiving a Vegan Outreach booklet in the past. I got pictures of two: Charlotte (right), and Kathleen (below), who has now been vegan for 10 years.

It's so easy to give in to the attitude that we can't make a difference in this world. It's an attractive assumption, as it frees us from any responsibility to work for change. But we can't keep our eyes open for too long without running into individuals whose lives are profoundly different because of everyone doing this work. Let's keep our heads high and continue to fight the good fight!