In my opinion, one of the best things humanity has captured on video. Done in 1979 by Voyager 1 as it approached Jupiter.
I fucked veganism up real hard.
This has just been such a journey. Recently, I’ve lost my guiding light and have just skidded off the plant based mentality and lifestyle completely.
I went off red meat in August 2012 and became vegetarian in January 2013. A couple months ago I tried veganism and made it about a week, then caved like a weak ass bitch and had ice cream. I immediately felt deep remorse afterwards, as I do with all dairy that I eat nowadays. It’s like I’ve lost all sense of morale and direction in this venture. The one thing I still have to hang onto is that I haven’t had straight up eggs since December.
Perfect example of how I can so easily succumb to dairy: Starbucks is out of soy? NO, that doesn’t mean I should substitute with half and half, as if that’s a perfectly acceptable alternative. Yet that’s what I’ve done on more than one occasion, I’m ashamed to say.
I’ve had ice cream and cheese recently, and I’m just so disheartened and disappointed with myself. Veganism is tough work, man. I hate the argument carnists make about how it’s too expensive to be vegan. That’s utter bullshit. However, what I’ve found - and please correct me, tell me off and point me in the right direction with this - is that it’s just awfully difficult to find things that don’t have a single bit of dairy or egg in them. I’ll never forget going into the market for the first time since going vegan and staying in there for what felt like triple the amount of time than when I was just a vegetarian. I came out with a whole new set of products than normal, and fine, they were a bit pricier than what I’d prefer.
I know, price shouldn’t be an issue if I care enough about the cause and about my own health. But still. Struggling college student.
I feel like I preach the values of veganism to my friends until I’ve talked them to death about it, yet here I am with a belly full of ice cream and a heart full of regret and hypocrisy.
No more excuses. I’m sick and exhausted of my own bullshit. I owe it to my health, my happiness, and above all, to THE ANIMALS. This is absolutely unacceptable, and I want more than anything to get my shit together as soon as humanly possible.
This is a public declaration of failure, remorse, and a personal vegan renaissance. Trying this all again starting tomorrow. I’m in it for real this time.
Seems pretty expensive.
You could just get a slave for $90 and kill it yourself.
think about it
All living things deserve to go on living.