There are times when I speak about being vegan that people defensively claim, “not everyone thinks the way you do or shares your same values.”
But I refuse to believe that’s true.
After all, don’t most of us value peace and non-violence? Don’t most of us value compassion and kindness? Don’t most of us value truth and knowledge? Don’t most of us feel it’s wrong to cause unnecessary suffering and death?
These are not *MY* values; they are *OURS.*
It’s not arrogant of me to assume most people share my values; it would be arrogant of me to assume that they don’t.