This morning my mom complained at me for not cleaning up my mess in the kitchen. A reasonable complaint. But then she complained about how I have a bowl in the kitchen for things I'm going to compost in our back yard. I only leave it there maybe a day then toss it out. Same as with recycling. In the kitchen I put a tiny basket and used it as a recycling bin; I thought it would make it easier on all of us so we don't have to walk to the garage. Sure, I'm a little annoyed because I'm lazy, but I'm really pissed off because my mom doesn't believe in recycling or composting. She always asks me, "Why" and I always say, "What? Why not? It will only do good things and not be wasteful!" My mom believes in lots of good things. She's a nurse and loves saving lives. But this is one of my pet peeves, when people choose to believe in one truth but COMPLETELY ignore the others. My mom isn't vegan or vegetarian, but she still worries about human rights and is a great person.
I've also noticed that vegans tend to care more about animal rights than humans. Even if you believe that animals and humans are equal, what the heck? Why fight for only animals, why not stand for both? Where do your clothes come from? Probably a kid in a sweatshop from China or India made it. Almost every clothes store uses sweat shops. Something illegal in America. But because all of our clothes are imported a lot of abuse went into making that T-shirt you're wearing. There was a child who's face was ruined in an accident at a sweat shop. As if he just has insurance or rights to get it fixed. He wears those scars every day. He says he got them just so he can make you that shirt.
To finish off my rant, this isn't a guilt trip, it's an awareness. (Well I'm a little pissed off while typing this, so sorry I guess it was a guilt trip XP) I'm only 17 and just recently learned the truth about sweat shops, and even sooner have become vegan! We're all at different place, and due to culture and other influences, not everyone will be at the same place. But fore pete sakes! Search for the truth, know what you believe in in every instance. That's knowing who you are.