I tend to my plants while listening to death metal. :)
What Gives Me Hope
The fact that there ARE other people out there that care - not in a superficial way but they actually DO SOMETHING. Even though I don't meet them on a daily basis apparently they exist.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
It wouldn't go over well but I would outlaw use of animals or other sentient creatures for anything other than companions. I haven't really thought this out but it's the first thing off the top of my head. Guess I'd be assassinated.
What/who changed my life and why
Silly and sadistic online computer game I came across called Momma Kills Turkeys. It led me to watch a clip from inside a turkey farming operation. I cried SO hard. Never ate turkey again after that and it was one thing after another when I started searching for information on the other animals we eat (that is past tense for me). Never again 'til the day I die.