vegan muse

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Gramsci put it beautifully when he wrote, “Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.” The one the spur to action, the other the resilience to believe that such action will result in meaningful change even in the face of adversity. Since the opinions of the mass are formed by the totality of their individual experiences, to what degree can intellect truly be relied upon? I often find myself adopting a cheerfully optimistic mindset when dealing with topics of great importance, both on a social and personal level. Thus, as much as intellect is crucial, it is most often flawed by the nature of its biasness.

I have been asked, on several occasions, why I would adopt an ideal such as veganism. My response is that all life is sacred and that the very idea of veganism is rooted in love (empathy), from seed to blossom. All sentient beings should be ‘granted’ freedom and all its corollaries. 

I look forward to the many connections that will be made here.

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Written by Ethan Handur

August 17, 2007 at 17:58

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