(Disclaimer: This article is written purely from a subjective standpoint for the sake of a scientific method in approach, and I as the author hereby state I am not associated with any specifically vegan, political, or economy group or organization. Although I have briefly taken a part in all aforementioned themes of movements, at this time I am no longer affiliated with any of those stated. I’ve found all to be inevitably that which is in it’s own way. The following is an attempt to conjecture reasoning from discernment, and any verbally “thick” additives is merely a means to convey humor, in hopes for empathic understanding. Thank you for providing that.
On being humble, and to empathize
december 7, 2018
by Shaun T. Villafana
To, “drink milk and forget the cow”
refers to the all-too-human attribute of happily being obtuse of the suffering or forcefulness we cause on others, while forgetting and turning a blind eye to it entirely as we joyfully lavish in the produce reaped. It’s a psychological aspect, it’s not so easy.
And who can blame?
Blame is never listened to, and many of the groups I’m in on Facebook agree that – it takes a man or woman of real character to admit when they’re wrong or accept shame. Not exactly a thing anyone likes to do, but in aims towards authenticity – we all must, many times in our lives, do exactly that.
Still, this is a psychological aspect. We can easily measure this, but even more evident – we can all witness and experience this many times in our lives:
– every vegan’s experience as they blame a carnist.
No one listens to blame.
The Vegan could be right by all means of logic, and correct in all scientific reasonings and yet still – the carnist will only get angry, project blame and judgement back, and try in effort to mock and make fun of the opposer in order to satisfy the inner emotional-subconscious dissonance at play. I would know, for years I studied and watched the phenomenon, but for the sake of science and as a show of how much a science this is, without you having to just take ‘my word’ – I’ll even stop typing right now in order to search for a prime example.
(ten minutes later)
Simply watching the expressions of each other, emotionally expressed, is a perfect example.
That didn’t take too long at all.
At ten minutes roughly, here is a prime example I’ve found put together by www.vegansidekick.com. Now, I’m not vegan just so it’s clear. I was vegan, and I may become vegan again, and my reasons are my own. Perhaps any vegan readers can empathize with some ex-vegans and I, perhaps not, but if not, it would be specifically ironic to us.
If we can read this subjectively and understand – this is not a blame game nor an effort to “judge”, “mock”, or denounce anyone of their rights to their values. This is about all of us being honest and taking a subjective look at ourselves in our emotional input to the very ordeals we take any stance in.