It is so easy to make the pessimists' case -- I'm sure every single vegan has felt short-term frustration. And, of course, our society has had nitpickers and nay-sayers -- about abolition, women's sufferage, etc. -- throughout history.
What is harder is to have both perspective and a realistic, systematic plan for bringing about real, if long-term, change. It took me many years to come to this realization, and we've talked about it in AML. But these two essays address it more specifically:
If you've ever felt pessimistic about the future, please read these short pieces.
Thanks so much!
Above, Jeni Haines changes lives, and thus the future, at San Francisco State.