Musings on Activism

Musings on Activism

Posted on 02. Jan, 2013 by Yvonne Smith in Blog

As an activist, I have those moments where living in the world with the knowledge I possess is difficult. I would never call myself suicidal, but sometimes the things I see on a daily basis make me so sad I almost lose faith in humanity. But then something magical happens and I remember why I keep on keeping on. Maybe a seed I planted years ago turns into a blossoming tree. Someone I talked to about veganism at some point is now a vegan activist. This has happened more than once in my life and I’m sure most vegans have several stories about someone to whom they’ve been able to get through.

Some people think it’s a waste of time to save a few lives when billions are slaughtered every year, but it does make a difference. One life matters. One beautiful cow who lives out her life at a sanctuary can touch so many lives and inspire countless people to advocate for her and her sisters and brothers, not to mention she gets to live a life with love. I think most people who meet her or even see a picture of her would agree that her life is worth living and celebrating.

Everything we do does make a difference. Don’t lose faith. What we do matters and even if we don’t see the changes we desire in our lifetimes, we are planting seeds. Someday the seeds will sprout and grow and people will wake up and see that the biggest problems we have on our planet are created by us. Change is inevitable. Go forth with love and keep watering those seeds.

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4 Responses to “Musings on Activism”

  1. Lisa Carbonara

    06. Jan, 2013

    Love this! Thank you for being a strong voice for the animals!

  2. Racine

    10. Sep, 2013

    Thank you so much for writing. I lose faith in humanity and it’s very hard to live on this planet with human inhumannity and blindness to the beauty and wisdom of all other sentient beings. The human capacity for compartmentalization frustrates me endlessly. Thank you for your words of hope and for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Thank you for what you do and for being you. Lots of love, Racine Hiet xxoo

  3. Sarah

    09. Jul, 2014

    Thank you for your inspiring words. All too often it feels as though the bad is snuffing out all of the good. It’s nice to be reminded of how much a little good can effect others, and that there’s still time for the tide to turn.

  4. Cassie Mayer

    09. Jul, 2015

    For me, veganism is the only way to go, and this summed it up quite nicely!

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