Posted in Kitty Whispers

Because they are sentient

Sentience

feeling or sensation as distinguished from perception and thought.

of being sentient:

able to feel, see, hear, smell, or taste

-Merriam-Webster Dictionary

I’ll say it here.
Humans are omnivores. We are adapted to eat plant and animal matter. I do not bother to argue that fact with people.

Our adaptation is about survival from times where we had limited access to food.

What I do discuss is that animals are sentient beings and DESERVE compassion.

They don’t deserve to be an after-thought, and in a world that treats them as nothing more than property or food unless they are cute (then they are still more than likely viewed as property), living a life built around the principles of veganism is a must.

In America alone, we consume more meat than necessary in the “typical” American diet. There is a disconnect between knowing where your food is coming from. That hunk of meat on your plate used to be a living being, but the likelihood that the meat that you are eating came from an animal living a happy life free from terror is not likely. Most aren’t even aware of the practices that often get them dairy and eggs which has a lot of cruel behavior in itself.

We have the trait of humanity, but many times we fail to use it. We often forget to exercise humanity because we are busy making advances and enjoying being at the “top of the food chain” due to our luck with evolution.

Humans are specist in nature, yet we have the ability to think objectively to witness the pain of another living being n still turn a blind eye because “It tastes so good!”

WHY?

When I say ” living a life built around the principles of veganism is a must” I don’t mean drop meat now. I mean it would be great if everyone could do that. I mean learn to be conscious of your actions and the impact on the world around you. Take step steps to reduce and even cut the harm you cause.

Full plant-based veganism is not accessible to everyone for various reasons, the principles and finding ways to continue and promote advances that allow a vegan- based lifestyle to be available to all.

Remember the definition of veganism:

“A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.” ~Veganism as defined by The Vegan Society 1979

“A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable…” That is the part that we too often forget. The foundation. The fact that we are to do as much as we CAN, to help prevent the exploitation and cruelty towards animals of all types. Some can do a lot more than others, but every little bit counts.

Every attitude change, every realization that torture and cruelty are not valid to our survival counts.

xox,

Kitty


I won’t post links and resources this time. I want you to research. I want you to learn and feel free to report back to the comments about your feelings and anything you have learned.

Advertisement
Posted in Verbose Redactions

Me, the SOCIAL Introvert

Now we aren’t talking about social introversion.  We are talking about being a social person who is also an introvert. Well really there is a bit of both in this post… but, rambling.

I find it quite amusing when in a passing discussion someone says, ” You’re an introvert?”

Why yes dear, I am. I’m pretty talkative or at least opinionated so it seems people often misconstrue that for extroversion.

As an introvert, I have my circle that I love to spend time with, sometimes. Hell being around any of my romantic partners for too long is sometimes too much. I still have the ability to get exceptionally passionate  about a subject at hand. Passionate may actually be an understatement.

Veggie. Animal rights. Feminism. Social woes. Poverty. Access to healthy food. The ability to live and love your way. Religious tolerance. Ring any bells.

As an introvert, I have my circle that I love to spend time with. I still have the ability to get exceptionally passionate  about a subject. I love a good debate. I like going out occasionally.

Trust, I love going out and meeting new people.  I’m curious by nature and love to explore.

But at some point, I need to go home and recharge with a book, a movie, and a kitty.

And this, my beautiful friends and eco-nuts, is where I realize how horribly we have fallen in our understanding of introversion vs extroversion.

This is about our energy.

Many of my personal pursuits involve A LOT of direct interaction with people and groups. I’ve often considered giving up on my career aspiration simply because I’m shy on top of the fact that by the end of my day I feel increasingly drained by the interactions with so many people who don’t realize how much they take.

The reality is that it is not every other person’s responsibility to know how much they drain me. They can’t help it.

What ultimately makes it easier to be around others is that I try to make most of my social interaction based on things I like and remind myself that the things I “have” to do are temporary inconveniences. I mean it also helps to know that the person I’m talking to may also feel the same way I do.

As a social introvert, by choice and necessity, I try to plan my major interactions – e.g. parties, networking events, large gatherings, and come to an understanding of who I am and what helps me recharge.

I try to gauge my energy output so that I can conserve as much of my personal resources as I can, using only what is necessary.

Alright, enough of my digression. Off to make potato and pea curry.

xox,

Kitty

More on Introversion…

There’s More to Introversion than You Might Think
So Apparently There Are 4 Kinds of Introversion
What Kind of Introvert Are You?
The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance
Posted in Kitty Whispers

Why sustainable living is important to my family.

I love science. It is the foundation of everything I support spiritually and practically. Unfortunately,  over human’s time of scientific discovery and  scientific advances so many of us forgot that these amazing things we can now do at accelerated rates are actually quite dangerous for the lovely piece of organic matter that houses us in the perfect conditions for human, ANIMAL, and PLANT life to thrive. I felt the need to emphasize the last part since so many do not even recognize life beyond humans despite biology being taught since grade school.

Continue reading “Why sustainable living is important to my family.”

Posted in Kitty Whispers

Writer’s Block

I run a few blogs over a variety of topics. I love writing. I love reading. Unfortunately, none of that helps when you can’t think of a solitary word that is worth writing on the subject you are  discussing. I mean I have ideas. I’m highly opinionated, but sometimes just making the words come out in a manner everyone else will understand is just a little far outside your current brain capacity.

Sometimes writer’s block is not even about not having an idea. It’s can be as simply frustrating as I have this amazing idea but it’s in the wrong “language”.

My partner and I were talking about this the other day. I think in pictures and have to translate it over to words. Sometimes it’s easier to do than other times.

I have lists of posts for each of my blogs. It’s mostly the purpose behind starting. I had a lot to say and I say it better in writing. First, however, I have to get past not being able to translate the idea into words, at least enough to create an outline or losing my thought because I tried multiple ways of getting it into words that it doesn’t even make sense.

I love the writing process. This is why I write multiple posts at a time now. As I get to the point that I have made my thoughts more clear and concise, each post grows until complete.

It’s not an enjoyable reality to experience your brains awareness that it can’t complete a thought because te connections aren’t matched.

But I will never let it stop my love of writing.

xox,

kitty