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Vegan Rant: Stop Being So Judgmental

Vegan Rant: Stop Being So Judgmental

The Quiet Before The Storm

Hello everyone! This post will most likely be a rant lol. Obviously I’m a vegan, hence the name Paige the Vegan. There is so much I learned about myself and others after going vegan. I have a new appreciation for my environment, my health, and just everything all around.  One thing I didn’t expect was the feeling of community.  Its amazing to be able to talk to people who understand and shares my views. Now with the good comes the bad. There are way too many judgmental vegans.

The Vegan Rant

I am sick and tired of seeing people judge someone because they aren’t vegan enough. Like are you freaking kidding me? We are all individuals! I repeat, we are all individuals! Stop trying to dissect every single thing a person does just because you don’t share their views.  In general we need to stop being so sensitive and learn to just adjust and respect the choices of others. Yes in my opinion I see people do things that I don’t approve of, but come the fuck on already. We are suppose to be adults, and veganism is suppose to teach a person about compassion and not thinking we are better than or superior to other species. Umm if im not mistaken, isn’t bashing and being judgmental the complete opposite of what veganism stands for? Yes; we aren’t eating animals but there is so much more to it.

My Views

Being a vegan isn’t about your views on others in my opinion. Its about looking within yourself, and being the best version of you, so that your being as a whole creates an amazing world that all living things can strive in. Like honestly I feel like that last sentence should be a tattoo or something lol.  What im trying to say, is that there are vegans that still cook meat for their family.  There are vegans that still use products that may contain ingredients that come from animals because they can’t afford to toss everything and start over.  There are vegans that have nothing else in their freezer; so they cook that frozen pizza and pick the cheese off because its all about effort.  They are seriously trying.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and I wish someone would try to step to me and tell me im not vegan because of whatever.

Veganism is a mind-state. Know your WHY in everything you do.  If you know why you’re doing this and your end goal is to never eat, use, harm, or contribute to exploiting animals ever again, then you’re good in my book. Lay off the labels and just pace yourself. Unfotunalty we live in a shitty, judgmental world but you know your why and your truth. Don’t let anyone discourage you, and tell you what you are or aren’t.  After being on social media, I can see why people are afraid to say they don’t eat meat.  There is a stigma that surrounds it and it can be scary.  But to speak to a vegan and be judged because your efforts aren’t up to par is disgusting.  As a community we need to fix that immediately and check anyone that doesn’t come correct. “Thats the NY in me!” I’m from the Bronx so get used to it coming out from time to time lol.

The Solution

Mind your business! No I’m kidding. Honestly just focus on yourself and count to 10.  If you counted to 10 and you really need to comment or say something then say it. But I will leave you with this, “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

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10 thoughts on “Vegan Rant: Stop Being So Judgmental”

  • This post right here 🔥🔥🔥 I love it it’s so honest and swaggy keep it up 💯💯💯

  • I totally agree! I feel that most vegans that I’ve met/heard about from friends in real life seem to be pretty chill and show some flexitarianism for when they travel and things like that. Personally, most of the stuff I see about not being vegan enough is online, especially on YouTube. I love your bloggggg btw, and thank you for your sweet compliment about my blog on your other post <3 keep it up girl.

    • Thank you so much! I agree completely. There is a lot of cyber bullying and it’s pretty sad. I definitely know vegans who are chill and just do what they feel like doing. It’s life and sometimes you don’t have the means to be by the book 24/7. I love your blog too! My computer is coming in tomorrow so I will finally get to sit and read!! It’s hard doing everything from my iPhone. 😩

  • I wish more vegans were like you! I’m by all means not vegan (when I finally move out and cook my own food I would love to try eating vegan at least 1-2 days a week). However, I’m not gonna lie – I’m truly not fond of the vegan community. Too many people are judgmental and try to push their lifestyle on other people. Usually a lot of them are also vegan to the extreme like you said and put people down if you don’t follow their diet to every single detail lol. Like you said, people should just try to mind their own business.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. Trust me, I know exactly what you mean. They can be very preachy and completely mean. They push away people without evening realizing we were once meat eaters as well. Its not an easy adjustment becoming a vegan, but at the same time we are all individuals. Tearing someone down prove a point is wrong. My advice to you is go at your own pace and be true to who you are. Thats all you can do! Every little bit counts. If you ever have questions do not hesitate to hit me up!!

    • Thank you!! Yes, if everyone would just worry about themselves sometimes and try to grow thicker skin we will all be better off lol.

  • I’m so happy to see this post. I was dabbling in veganism for awhile but I just couldn’t afford much at the time. I felt fake even though my concern about the welfare of animals and what I put in my body is real. I also didn’t want to tell anyone about it because I didn’t want to be judged. This post makes me feel so much better about it.

    • I’m glad you liked it! Being a vegan doesn’t have to be expensive at all. It gets pricey when people focus on the fancy meat substitutes. If you focus primarily on beans, grains, fruits, and veggies; you will notice that it isn’t that bad. In my opinion a vegan diet can be much cheaper than the standard American diet. Go at your own pace. Even if you have a meatless Monday, that still counts. I can definitely understand why you would feel like you will be judged. Sometimes vegans are too pushy, and preachy. They forget most of us were meat eaters at on point so they need to chillllll! lol

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