One thing I’ve realized is when you start to look for truth, you start finding it. And at one point in my life I started to look for the reasons behind our eating habits, and I started finding what was far from pleasant for my mind, far from soothing for my heart. I refused to turn away from it. I want the truth. It all began with me realizing I needed to heal my own health, so I could not look away. Years have gone by in this search. Years have gone by of me waking up stronger because I know I’ll have to be stronger if I want to keep finding the truth, if I want to keep changing what’s making our people unhealthy, what’s damaging our lands and oceans, what’s bringing our animals to mass extinction, or even worse. I know I have to be strong, but how strong can one become? I don’t know. Am I doing enough to change it? I don’t know. How can we, as a society, have made it seem so normal to feed such lies to one another? I just became stronger today again, as I let my tears come down. I can feel, that’s part my strength, that’s part of my change. I’m not numb. And my feelings guide my choices. And freedom of choice is our biggest privilege in life. I choose to know. “ why do you see these things ? “ i hear, looking at activists footage on slaughterhouses, and my answer is one that I’ve seen tattooed as an adventurous statement on travelers bodies : WHY NOT? I want to know the truth. I won’t deprive myself of the knowledge of what is happening. I won’t deprive you of the knowledge of what happens. You also have the right to know, if (and only if) that’s your wish. Why not know ? Knowledge is freedom.
It’s OUR lives and health, it’s OUR planet, it’s OUR animals, it’s OUR ocean. Knowing is the only way we’ll ALL be free. And one of us can only feel truly free if all of us are free together.
We, as a society, need to put an end on the disruption between what we do and what we want to see as results of our actions. It might sound weird to read words like this from me on a Sunday morning, but it is disruptive to wish for freedom and slave and slaughter, to wish for change and do the same over and over again. I’m stronger today, I know I’ve got your back and (cont 👇🏽) - 34 minutes ago