Giving Tuesday really makes me sad. At the moment, I can’t even afford to give to one charity, so how can I help up to a hundred, because that’s how many are bombarding me with requests for donations? If I could afford to, I’d give to all of those, but as it is, I can’t. So all I can do is delete all those emails.
From a news article on the BBC site, about unusual passages in Indian text books:
A national textbook for 11-year-old students created uproar in 2012 when it was discovered that it said that people who eat meat “easily cheat, tell lies, forget promises, are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes”.
I found this a bit funny. Sometimes I’d like to think it’s true, but unfortunately, while I totally agree that people who eat meat are usually that way, vegans and vegetarians, while more ‘righteous’ in my book, are still perfectly capable of doing all of the above. By now, I’m completely disillusioned when it comes to the great majority of people, all kinds of people.
Soy products are protective. They reduce the likelihood of getting cancer, and, for women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, they reduce the odds that cancer will ever come back.
Read more here.
“The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo. We need a boundless ethic which will include the animals also.”
Albert Schweitzer, physician/Nobel Laureate
“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race. The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Source: Selective Compassion
I may have made a bit of a mistake. When I found out that there was (finally) a Swedish vegan dating site I signed up. Now I’m beginning to regret it. I’m not sure if I have that much to offer a guy at the moment. Most guys certainly seem to feel that way. I’m probably too ugly, too boring, too weird? It’s not like I’ve had any detailed feedback in the past, you know? Maybe someone will comment in a way that will make me sad. The more I think about it, the more I think that maybe I shouldn’t have signed up. And yet – deep down, who doesn’t dream of a good relationship? Even if, realistically, I won’t get one, I still can’t bring myself to give up hope completely.
“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.”
– Minnie Aumonier, writer
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“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author.