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Freshman year I watched a girl I knew

Fall apart after a boy in her class

Had made fun of her scars.

Flash forward three years and

Now, I can easily list more people

Than i can count on my fingers who

Deal with self harm, self hate, self destruction.

But it’s still a joke right?

It’s funny and you were kidding?

Is it funny that one in five teens lives with a mental illness?

Is it funny that suicide is the second leading killer of teens only after accidents?

Making fun of real problems isn’t funny.

Telling someone to kill themself isn’t funny.

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The most important thing you will ever do in your life is learn to embrace your unique, honest self. A boundless, infinitely populated universe and there is nothing else here quite like you. This is your power. All those things that make you strange and different are what make you irreplaceable.
—  Beau TaplinU n i q u e  H o n e s t  S e l f 
The Top 12 Excuses People Give For Not Going Vegan... And Our Responses To Them.

1. I won’t get enough protein.

Yes, you will. There are plenty of plant-based foods that pack a protein punch from peanut butter and lentils to tofu and seitan. Click here to learn more.

2. Plants have feelings too.

Seriously? Alright, let’s break this down: plants have no brain or central nervous system, which means they can’t feel anything. And if you’re really concerned about plants, you should be avoiding meat anyway. Did you know it takes 16 pounds of grain to produce just one pound of beef? That’s a whole lotta plants for a few burgers.

3. Lions kill animals in the wild.

Were you planning on chasing down a gazelle, ripping it apart with your claws, and eating it raw? And what exactly does a wild carnivore who eats meat to survive have to do with humans who shop at a supermarket? Try again.

4. Cavemen ate meat.

They also clubbed women and dragged them back to their caves. Not so sure we should be making ethical choices based on what people may have done over 100,000 years ago.

5. I’m just one person. If I decide not to eat meat it won’t make a difference.

It will to the approximately 33 animals you spare each year. And with millions of vegans around the world, think of how many more we’ll save. Strength in numbers!

6. We’re at the top of the food chain.

Really? Try wrestling a grizzly bear and get back to me.

7. But what if I’m on a deserted island?

The next time you find yourself on a deserted island you can reassess, but until then…

8. If we all stopped eating meat, farmed animals would take over the world.

Sorry, but no. If meat consumption declined, fewer animals would be bred. It’s that simple.

9. I travel all the time, it’s just too hard.

There are restaurants and supermarkets all over the world that offer amazing vegan options. Click here and here to discover some chains that serve delicious cruelty-free dishes.

10. But meat tastes good.

You obviously haven’t tried all the delicious vegan recipes on ChooseVeg.com. Also, amazing veggie meats like Gardein, Beyond Meat, and Field Roast fool even the most ardent meat-eaters. You should give them a try.

11. I focus my energy on helping people, not animals.

By choosing to eat a humane vegan diet you are helping people too. Animals raised for food require massive amounts of grain that could be fed to the one billion starving people around the globe instead. Additionally, factory farmspollute air and waterways, and generate high volumes of dangerous methane gas.

12. Not all farmers are mean.

That may be true, but for the animals the end is always the same: a bloody, violent slaughter. Eating vegan is a matter of putting our ethics on the table. 

Out of excuses? Visit ChooseVeg.com today for free recipes and tips on a adopting a healthy and humane vegan diet.

THINGS EACH MBTI TYPE HAS SAID (100% ACCURATE)

ISFJ - Let me be your doormat.
INFJ - I invented Jesus in my image.
ISTJ - Ofcourse I’d love to die for my country!
INTJ - I know everything about life, but I don’t have one.
INTP - I take social awkwardness to a whole new level.
ISTP - Killing people for money is a job I’d seriously consider, as a dream job you know.
ISFP - Yes, I am saying that this pile of bicycle tires and seats is art!
INFP - I was born depressed.
ESFJ - Buying stuff I don’t need and making babies makes me happy.
ENFJ - I am the nicest, most moral and kind person in the world and you should follow me and act like me.
ESTJ - I love getting up early and working my ass off every day so I can brag about my achievements and rub them in everyone’s face.
ESTP - Yo, chill man, have a beer.
ENTJ - God doesn’t exist so I’m a good enough replacement.
ENTP - Last night I solved the Riemann hypothesis while on LSD but I ripped my papers into shreds because I was so fucking high.
ESFP - Hey, look at me everyone, I can drink through my nose!
ENFP - I can persuade a professor to give me a chance to take a test after arriving 90 minutes late for it.