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The Great Transformative Power of Veganism

by | January 9, 2019

The greatest power of veganism? It can transform not just you, but people around you. Don’t believe me? Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean.

When you go vegan, you are transforming three fundamental concepts.

First, you transform your life-view into a compassionate one that rejects all animal cruelty and exploitation without exception.

Second, you transform your diet into one that gives your body the very best chance of avoiding preventable diseases caused by animal products.

Third, you transform your relationship with our long-suffering Mother Earth by way of a diet that is one of the most environmentally friendly that there is.

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The Transformative Power of Veganism

However, beware!  The transforming doesn’t just stop there.  You will also see some of the omnivores in your life mysteriously transform into any one of the following.

The Caveman Expert

Despite there being absolutely no comparison between the lives of Stone Age people who ran away from thunder clutching their heads and tried to hide from it in puddles, and say, Ken, the twenty-first century chartered accountant who lives just outside Manhattan, expect the occasional non-sensical expert take on cavemen life from non-vegans.  Saber-tooth tiger burger, anyone?

The Nutritional Expert

This is essentially the most effective transforming power of veganism. All these years, you may never have known that Anna in Human Resources knew anything about nutrition – and ordinarily you’d be right!  Yet the second you mention you are vegan, she strangely pivots to ask you questions about your protein needs, when clearly she has no idea what she is talking about other than something you guess she once saw on Facebook. 

If you’re lucky, to nail the argument, she may also throw into the conversation that she won’t budge as she is “a steak girl” – whatever that is supposed to mean.

The Survivalist Expert

These transformers tend to offer up one of two nightmare scenarios. 

Either being inexplicably stranded on a desert island post-shipwreck, with nothing to eat, along with a wild boar and literally nothing else of nutritional value on the island.  So, what was the boar eating…?

Or waking up one morning to find out that not only did you forget to put the garbage out, but that Armageddon also happened overnight and society has collapsed. 

Jeffrey will transform into an office based Mad Max protagonist the second he discovers your cruelty-free lifestyle.  Challenging you there and then to declare that you would undoubtedly start eating sausage rolls in the apocalyptic debris of a nuclear strike, you think Jeffrey may also have his work lunch packed by his mother. 

There you have it – the remarkable transformative power of veganism. 

Remember, it’s not just for vegans!


Dave Hewitt

An Ohio-based British Masters post-graduate, and ever since I was a little kid growing up in 70s England, I’ve always hated animal cruelty and injustice, and vegan for six years. The sense of sticking up for the voiceless, the persecuted and the powerless remains as strong as ever. Married to Monica, my vegan life partner who works for NASA, we’ve been in Ohio since 2015, and have managed to drive on the other side of the road without incident thus far.


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One Response to “The Great Transformative Power of Veganism”

  1. Chantelle
    January 29th, 2019 @ 4:07 pm


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