People often ask me if it is hard to be a vegan. They ask me as though I daily have to strive to live up to the vegan ideal. As if it is a sort of condition that I lose if I don’t practice it, and that it is something I must diligently work on in order to reap its merits. But this is a skew view, and a complete up-side-down thinking of what veganism really is about. What people fail to see is that veganism is not something that I strive for, rather it is the basis from which all my actions stem from. Veganism is not my goal, it is the road I am traveling, or rather the name of the road that I am traveling. It is not some vague description of moral conduct. Quite the contrary: it is a set of values which are rather easy to follow in our modern society, both in mind and in matter.

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