With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, what could be a better way of celebrating the season of self-improvement than by resolving to minimize one’s harm to other sentient beings? With veganism gaining greater popularity than ever before, and with new vegan products and services appearing on the market all the time, it has never been easier to make the commitment.
For many people, when they are first exposed to the concept of living without the use of animal products, they find themselves daunted by the idea of how much they would have to give up. For some, this means that they refuse to consider the idea further, even if they are, in fact, moved by the ethical reasons behind the practice of veganism. Sadly, because of this, many people never get the opportunity to learn about all they have to gain from making such a far-reaching improvement in their lives.
The resistance to veganism generally results from a lack of solid education about why and how to be vegan, and is exacerbated by the unfortunate myth that has developed around the idea of veganism being an ‘extreme’ choice reserved for those with strong willpower.
Once people are well-informed about the reasons to be vegan, and once they learn how to replace their former favorite meals, drinks, desserts, clothing, and entertainment options with vegan alternatives, they see that not only is being vegan easy, but the transition itself can be fun and interesting, and can lead to a whole new enjoyment of life itself.