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Feel More Alive, Quit Using Dead Stuff!

Born and brought up in a non-vegetarian family, I was unaware of the term Vegan till a few years from now. More so, I would find it amusing how people would give up on certain foods and live an incomplete life (of course in my opinion that time). I am the kind of person who believes that we don't get the human life easily and frequently and hence we must do everything to live it to the fullest.

Thankfully, I was aware of the uselessness of cigarettes and alcohol since childhood, but food was something that did not have any full stop. As I grew up, I started choosing. I had multiple health challenges and I chose food based on my needs. Today, I can say we confidence that the more I learn about food and nutrition, the more I see the connection between the food, the body and the mind.

Vegans can also be further categorized into those who eliminate animal derived stuff from their diet only, who eliminate it completely from their life and those who do it to save the environment. I believe in the concept of energy and even though science treats them as equals, I feel leather to be 'more' dead than wood.

Many animal-eaters argue that even plants and trees have a life so you must not consume them too. My opinion is just that since animals have more life than plants, they are definitely 'more' dead than plants as well. Though I am not a complete vegan, I realize that to live a more complete life, I need to reduce the number of dead things around me, forget consuming them.

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  1. Sumit  Bhardwaj
    Sumit Bhardwaj
    Excellent post! Just my two cents.....Plants do not loose their energy when they are cut, a plant can be made alive again if it is resown before it is rotten or cooked. So when we eat raw plant stuff we are not eating dead things. We eat them with their energy still there. Dead animals are completely dead even if u, by any chance can, eat them raw. :)
    1. Akanksha
      thanks for your 2 cents :) I am still pondering on that!
  2. Carolyn
    Vote #4! Have you checked out all the articles by new writers in the past few days?
    1. Akanksha
      Thanks! Not yet dear...need the time to do justice to them..its overwhelming..and its good!! Jason has done a good job promoting the site recently..and it is showing..I am excited :)
  3. dianabart
    Awesome post! voted and sharing! :)
  4. Veganara
    Vote no 6. I am with you all the way Akanksha! Sumit makes a good point about plants, that hadn't occurred to me! The point about plants is that they don't have brains, central nervous systems or consciousness so presumably they can't suffer the way humans and animals can. Animals may have a more primitive consciousness than humans, but they definitely feel pain and experience fear of death and violence, just as humans do.
    1. Akanksha
      Very true! And the secretions that happen inside their bodies when they are feeling such negative emotions go straight into humans that consume them..I don't have scientific details with me, just some of the religious stuff I can recall..
  5. Kate Noel
    Kate Noel
    Very good post! A friend of mine and I were discussing this same thing the other day. :)
    1. Akanksha
      Same here..I have been thinking about it ever since it came up during a conversation. Thanks for reading Kate :)
  6. pftsusan
    #8. It's good. When you say that your not fully vegan, is that because you are practicing Ayurvedic?
    1. Akanksha
      I am a vegetarian and consume dairy. I just gave up meat and started opting for eggless products. You can still be a Vegan if you use Ayurvedic cooking. In fact, most of the Ayurvedic cooking recipes include steamed vegetables and no oil/butter. Thanks for reading :)


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