Have you ever thought what is the most effective way to boycott anything?
The answer may surprise you, but it’s very simple. Don’t buy into it!
Money is a powerful tool, that you have and you support everything that you buy into. Buy, use, eat and drink things that are worthy in your eyes.
In this day we are constantly bombarded with marketing, promotional, educational and moralistic refers. Is almost impossible to not hear them.According to the statistics we get exposed to 5000 marketing messages a day. That is an enormous amount of marketing clutter.
It makes no difference what you think or what your opinion is, what really matters is what you buy into.
Every time you spend money for something or for a certain cause you are supporting it. That matters more than anything that you do about it.
As a vegan I have come across many people who believe, that activism and holding a flag with graphic images can change what people eat for Christmas. In my opinion, this is more likely to irritate them. I remember the days before I went vegan and all moralistic and conservative messages, that are used to emotionally play on guilt never did anything towards becoming vegan.Taking people on a guilt trip is a useless path. What made a difference was a simple explanation of how healthily you can live on vegan food and it all made sense to me, as a bonus I feel great and have lots of energy.
At work I hear a lot of my friends talking about buying and stuffing their turkeys for Christmas, I don’t like hearing it, but I do. As I don’t have a fully vegan kitchen yet I also will be surrounded by my friends and family who will be enjoying their traditional Christmas dinner. I am also looking forward to the vegan Christmas dinner, which will not include any animal products.
The most effective way for me to boycott eating turkey at Christmas is when I stop eating it myself. The bottom line is that I can only control myself and I am at peace with that. I am a vegan who wants to include everybody at the table. Being vegan is about being loving towards life. It will be a form of violence in my situation if I start making people feel guilty because of their food choices.
I did have a stage in my vegan journey when all I wanted to do is scream at everyone about the suffering and the pain that the animals go through. I don’t want this to happen. I think we are smart and intelligent human beings to understand, that to kill a living being for a pleasure it is a cruel practice.
So whether you are on a vegan journey or not, you can explore the vegan path at any time. I am here to support you every step of the way no matter on what stage you are.
As I am cooking my third vegan Christmas feast I am looking forward in celebrating life. I will be making Moussaka (a traditional Mediterranean/Balkan dish with layers of aubergines, potatoes and vegetables nicely topped with creamy sauce;bread swirls with mushrooms and leeks, also lots of nibbles including olives, stuffed vine leaves, red roasted peppers, artichokes. I am also making chocolate and hazelnut truffles with a dash of Amaretto). .
Thank you for being here and reading my posts.
Be well, be wild and enjoy the ride.
P.S I am writing a post a day for 365 days. This is day 4.