tbh i think one of the reasons that people resist the ideas of veganism so much is that they don’t want to have to face themselves. nobody wants to look at themself and see somebody who would do something bad.
because the implications of it, if they were wrong, are astronomical. it means they contributed to something terrible. it means they were ignorant of others’ pain. it means they hurt somebody. it means they spent their entire life not knowing, not realizing.
it’s like when you first are exposed to feminism or something like it. you hate it. you don’t want to believe it. you spew tired old argument after argument without really believing what you’re saying. because you don’t want to realize that you said some shitty things in the past. because you don’t want to have to change yourself.
but you have to change yourself. it’s important. because the world won’t ever change if you don’t.
i mean, i look back at how i used to be, who i used to be, and i’m horrified, both in regards to social justice, and animal rights. i was stupid and selfish and ignorant and i did and said terrible things because of it, but i am so so much of a person better now, because i looked at myself and what i believed honestly, and changed when something felt wrong.
i think people are just scared to be wrong, and scared to change. i was.