Friday, June 20, 2014

It doesn't matter?

This is a relatively brief video, only a few minutes long (no graphic images). If you're unfamiliar with this fellow and you're vegan...then you probably should become acquainted with him and his efforts. If you are familiar with him...then this clip offers an interesting summation of some of his advocacy.


He speaks truth (at least for me) when he notes that those whom we admire and revere are generally not 'politicians', rather they are the activists. That's an interesting thing to consider.

Is it the case though, that it doesn't matter what you say or how you say it (as long as it is truth)? In some respects I agree...people cannot hear something until they are ready. Facts generally do not change attitudes.

On the other hand though...isn't it true that how you say something can serve to exacerbate or activate defenses and create resistance to a message...irrespective of the accuracy of the message? Was Mrs. Green wrong when she said maybe it hasn't been said well enough?

While you think about this (and always)...please live vegan.

4 comments:

Renard Moreau said...

[ Smiles ] That guy surely knows what he is talking about.

Veganism is the best lifestyle around.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Renard. Indeed...veganism is the best lifestyle around...in fact, if you think about it, it is the only "life"style...the others are deathstyles. :-)

Have Gone Vegan said...

While I generally like Gary, I must say I think he's missed the mark on this one. Other than that people won't hear until their hearts and/or minds are ready.

Because it's not only What you say, but How and When and Why and even Where. If I look at the success of Esther the Wonder Pig's campaign for example, it's largely, I feel, because her dads did a really good job of handling all of those elements. Plus it doesn't hurt that they come across as being very genuine and gracious and kind.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting HGV. Since this was an abbreviated interview, I comfort myself with the idea that he elaborated on what he was saying elsewhere. He's too savvy to not be aware of the factors you note.