I went to a small gathering with friends last night, and again, I felt like I’m alone.
Like I’m the only one in this world where exploiting and killing animals – is the NORM. And NOT DOING THAT – it’s just WEIRD. Extreme. Inconvenient. Limiting (as in ‘I don’t like to deny myself anything, or limit myself in any way.’).
Do you sometimes feel like you’re alone?
Of course, I know I’m not the only vegan in the world (if you’re reading this – there are at least two of us, right?! ;-), but you know what I mean, don’t you? I bet you’ve felt like that too at least once or twice.
I have no vegan friends in my real (offline) life right now – and that can feel very lonely – even when I’m with friends. To not have that comfort of being with someone who shares my deepest beliefs and thoughts in this domain, often feeling marginalized and outnumbered.
To have someone to STAND TOGETHER UNIFIED against that ocean of indifference. To have fun together, to vent frustrations, to talk STRATEGY and TACTICS of how WE’LL TAKE OVER AND CHANGE THE WORLD – for the animals and people. Wouldn’t that just be FANTASTIC?
Even if there are just two of us – that could be game changing. One plus one is greater than two, you know. If you think I slept through math class in elementary school, no I did not. I’m quite good at math, actually – but my logic is sound. Any time two or more people come together, put their heads together, decide to act together – UNIFIED BY THE SAME IDEA, VISION, PURPOSE, PASSION — there is a potential to create something far greater that any one of them could do individually. There is potential for MAGIC.
I’m sure you’ve experienced it in your life at one time or another. Get a group of people who are excited about creating something, who are united a COMMON GOAL – or even just decide to come together and have FUN, or WORK, or CELEBRATE, or WHATEVER – great things can happen.
When the environment, the circumstances, are right, the interaction embarks on an UPWARD SPIRAL, each idea being reinforced and expanded upon by the others, and used as a stepping stone for the next one.
And the next one. Getting better and better. Getting expanded and amplified.
Finally leading to a GREAT IDEA. Or even BRILLIANT IDEA. It’s exciting, invigorating, energizing.
So, that’s one of my goals for the near future (the upcoming New Year is a good time for some resolutions!) – I want to find and meet people who are ‘on the same wavelength’ as I am – and do it both ONLINE and OFF-LINE.
Offline – I’m thinking of finding and befriending vegans in my home town (I relocated from the US to Warsaw, Poland recently), maybe organizing a vegan meetup, or potlucks, or whatever.
Online – I want to create a community of KICKASS VEGAN WARRIORS.
A tribe of vegan leaders, creators, artists, warriors, REVOLUTIONARIES and REBELS, writers, bloggers, entrepreneurs – and simply individuals with a passion and a heart, who want to be making a bigger difference and impact, building a legacy, spreading the message, keep taking action.
My goal is to set up a Facebook group and membership program to so that we can support each other, motivate each other, brainstorm ideas, or just vent frustrations – a community for action takers, bloggers, writers, creators, rebels, activists – who want to start making a bigger difference for the animals by doing what we love and enjoy – online and offline.
Not by being a martyr. Not by being an angry, bitter, marginalized vegan.
But by being an AWESOME, KICKASS, HELL-YES!-I’M-VEGAN and I’LL-SHOW-YOU-HOW-IT’S-DONE vegan.
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Let’s change the world TOGETHER, SOONER rather than later.
If not now, then when?
If not us, then who?
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