Empathy for animals isn’t enough. We have to be compassionate, too. Empathy gets us feeling what the animals feel, and compassion motivates us to help. In theory, the distinction seems minor. In practice, it’s the difference between turning away or doing something (like, going vegan). For someone to be compassionate towards animals, they need 4 things: 🔹 belief that our animal friends are suffering 🔹 belief that animals do not deserve to suffer 🔹 recognizing that animals are much like humans - they form bonds, they have maternal instincts, and they experience joy, excitement, and fear. 🔹 recognizing that helping animals will improve our own lives (more peace, less violence, living with integrity, wellbeing that comes from altruism...) Once these four pieces are in place, the solution is easy. Go vegan, as quickly as possible. And the people around us are so fortunate, that they have us to support them, as well as a growing network of positive vegans around the world. If you’re conversing with someone who just doesn’t seem to get it, go back to these 4 points. Ask questions, like “do you believe animals feel pain?” and walk them through the process of compassion. Not everyone is naturally compassionate, but our brains can adapt to become that way. No matter how steadfast someone may be, their compassion is always right around the corner.
#takeflightfund Dear @fivetakeflight my dream would be to return to Cambodia 🇰🇭 I have the opportunity to go there this April, and am currently raising money to go. We will be visiting an orphanage, going out onto the streets in the red light district, and going into rescue homes. The experience of spending time with girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking, has changed my life forever. It is so special to be going back to the same places, partnering with the same organizations, and hopefully seeing familiar faces!! This is such a special place, that is so in need of love! I am currently in school & working as a nanny. Over the summer I got to see a bit of Europe, I travelled with my nanny family (shout out to travel nannies!), but my dream is to be back in Cambodia. Flying all the way there, just to see one persons life change because of love, is worth it. ♥️ #takeflightfund#worldchanger#travelcrave
This will definitely be the year that God literally takes us out of our comfort zones and pushes us into our destiny. No more procrastinating, no more excuses, speak life, and know that your dreams, visions and purpose is real and achievable. #purposedrvn#livingonassignment#worldchanger#changes
What a powerful and #pivotal episode today. We love hearing about Influencers using their platforms to inspire; encourage and shift culture with the posture of being a #worldchanger 🌏| WE all have purpose and WE all can make a difference. Thank you @realluiscollazo 🥊for sharing your #testimony | Thank you @jeannieortega for using your platform and show @inthemixxmedia to highlight incredible #lifechanging journeys of those whose heart ❤️ are to Be A Messenger | Airing on @tbnsalsa TODAY Wed 1/24 5:30am EST | 4:30am CST & 2:30am PST Thur 1/25 5:30pm EST | 4:30pm CST & 2:30pm PST Friday 1/26 5:30am EST | 4:30am CST & 2:30am PST #bam#luiscollazo#inthemixwithjeannieortega#tbnsalsa#stalkapparel