Your Thoughts Thursday: Veganism To You
It often feels like the vegan community, or maybe just the online community, is one big “How vegan art thou?” competition. Some people eat this, some people eat that. Some people dislike those people for eating that. Some follow in diet only, forgoing checking their clothing or home goods labels completely. Some maintain a vegan diet at home, but are happy to eat vegetarian when traveling or in the homes of others. Some go to meetings, rallies, hand out literature door to door, and make it a point to educate everyone around them about the vegan lifestyle. And admittedly some resort to vandalism and violence. In The Kind Life, Alicia Silverstone mentions occasionally swiping a piece of sushi or cheese; Is that okay? Is it the norm? Obviously this diversity is the case in any group of people under any label, but my blog isn’t about those groups; it’s about veganism. So my question is What does being vegan entail to you?
- Do you ever sample nonvegan foods off of your friend’s plate?
- Do you check your clothing labels, home cleaning products, candles?
- Do you include honey? Why or why not?
- If you aren’t vegan, what defines vegan in your mind?