The most common troubles a vegan may face
The current form of veganism only appeared two decades ago. Still, many people accept with distrust and disdain those who refused to eat animal products despite their spread and popularity.
Vegans face many challenges every day. And given the difficulty of moving from a traditional diet to a vegan diet, it is important to understand what is preventing vegans from feeling at ease in society.
A sense of condemnation
Vegans are still perceived as extremists and even freaks. Rejection of animal products can be negatively perceived by the vast majority of people in a society where consumption of meat is considered the norm and necessity.
Vegans are often stigmatized and biased. Eating only plant foods makes them different from everyone else and even outcasts. Vegans do not feel at ease in society, even though these trends are changing for the better. This causes mutual distrust and antipathy, which only exacerbates the social divide.
To witness what’s going on in the world
Once a man becomes a vegan, he begins to notice the scale of surrounding cruelty. The things that used to be taken for granted and left unnoticed are now taking on new colors. Packaged meat in supermarkets, carcasses of killed animals in markets, baked meat and cheese on the dining tables of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. All of this is painful evidence of how cruel the world is to those who cannot stand up for themselves. As soon as a person refuses to take part in it, it is hard for him to feel comfortable in such a society.
Witness the participation of your family and friends in something you despise
A man who has become a vegan obeys his inner desire rather than the benefits of this lifestyle cannot easily watch his relatives and friends participate in the mass exploitation of living beings. The consumption of meat is disgusting to him. But the fact that his family, friends, and acquaintances do so causes internal conflict and dissonance. In such a situation it is important to understand that everyone has the right to choose and the right to say what he reads right. Many vegans feel guilt and even shame about their choices and hesitate to say what they are worried about. But this is fundamentally wrong.
Communication is recognized as the best way to solve problems. And that applies to all areas of our lives. If you’re a vegan, feel free to talk about what’s troubling you. No one will do it for you. And you’ll find the strength to speak for the animals you protect by doing so.