How can Veganism become more than a Philosophy?

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I thought I start this threat before posting any ideas from my side and see what comes 1st from the other users. Sofar it seems this is more like a forum for people to discuss problems about transition and just be a nice platform. In any case.... level-headed advice is always appreciated.
 

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Some would argue that it is not a philosophy - that is is simply a lifestyle.
And some would argue that vegans don't want it to be a philosophy, or a religion or whatever you are imagining it should become.
 

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Some would argue that it is not a philosophy - that is is simply a lifestyle.
And some would argue that vegans don't want it to be a philosophy, or a religion or whatever you are imagining it should become.
"Vegan diets are for everyone. They are like sex...if it is not feeling good then you are doing it wrong!"
 

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Philosophy and lifestyle - what do vegans in general mean by these terms?

To me, a philosophy would be the theoretical framework that explains what veganism is, why it makes sense, why everyone should adopt it and so on.

The lifestyle is the practical part of veganism: Which products are vegan, ideas for vegan dishes to cook, how to manage relationships with non-vegans in your life and so on.
 

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Hi Ohzen,

"How can Veganism become more than a Philosophy?"

It is interesting to me that some may have a desire for veganism to be more than a philosophy.

I became vegan because I did not want the animals to suffer, yet realized that even if everyone in the world believed in a vegan idea, it would still not achieve the deepest longings of my heart, and the hearts of many.
 

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I'm not sure I understand the question in the title. Could you possibly elaborate, @Ohzen ? Are you asking how we can make vegans become more focused on action rather than debating how many angels can dance on the point of a needle?
 

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I'm not sure I understand the question in the title. Could you possibly elaborate, @Ohzen ? Are you asking how we can make vegans become more focused on action rather than debating how many angels can dance on the point of a needle?
I couldnt have asked for a better question. Thank you. There are many pebbles, but only a few will start an avalanche.

As I see it... there are many people who turn towards veganism. Im interested in what the common nominatorS are. I believe we all can change just a lil bit and the more corners we reach, the easier it will be to find a peer.

The idea of "Veganism" for me is far more than refusing milk, eggs, meat.... I am afraid this new awarness could be used, like many other good ideas before, for something we wont be able to change once it hits us...

Think some steps ahead....
 

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Hi Ohzen,

"How can Veganism become more than a Philosophy?"

It is interesting to me that some may have a desire for veganism to be more than a philosophy.

I became vegan because I did not want the animals to suffer, yet realized that even if everyone in the world believed in a vegan idea, it would still not achieve the deepest longings of my heart, and the hearts of many.
Thanks for that reply! We all come from different corners but in the middle we meet... like a pub everyone came to for a cold brew in a hot summers night. Just casue we are in the same boat doesnt mean we have to like each other... and this is unfortunately something thats happening.
 

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Veganism can be explained through religions, general ethics, even from an econmic point of view...

Many ideas include veganism as part of the ultimate goal... not beeing a neccessaty though.
 
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