The only troubling thing about being vegan is knowing that you are enlightened and aware of the injustices and exploitations and violence imposed upon animals, but that everyone else is living blindly, unknowing that they are perpetuating these things further, or knowing, and continuing to employ them because of ‘taste,’ 'convenience,’ and 'expense,’ which are totally FALSE and ARBITRARY constructs of human society, socialization, industrialization, and commercialization.
Being vegan is not 'difficult.’ Being vegan, first and foremost, is about living a cruelty-free life and spreading assertions and messages of peace, equality, and justice to all sentient beings, and not simply to the human ones. We all have personalities, fears, hopes, dreams, feelings, and emotions to whatever degree- and to which degree should not measure how we treat ourselves. There is no “them” or “us” because that isolation and separation based on species is what promotes the discriminatory and exploitative behaviors and mentalities. A person cannot profess to believe in total equality unless they are vegan, because the TRUTH is that animals are being slaughtered and caged and maimed and SUFFER because of what many humans perceive to be “natural” and “acceptable,” and that is the horrifying knowledge that vegans have: we know of these things, and yet we are cast aside as being 'uneducated’ and 'extreme.’ Our knowledge is priceless and IMPERATIVE to moving forward and to continuing to advocate for the rights of all sentient beings.