"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive."- Thich Nhat Hanh (via peachical)
"Our life is vast. It does not stop at the limits of what we personally experience. It is not something concrete or bounded. I do not think it is valid to view our life as limited to just ourselves — as if our human life extended only as far as our own body. Rather, we can see that a life extends out in all directions, like a net. We throw a net, and it expands outward. Just like that, our life extends to touch many other lives. Our life can reach out and become a pervasive part of everyone’s life."- 17th Karmapa (via thetaooflife)
Animal welfare is the biggest bullshit ever.
Animal rights is the way to go.
No ‘bigger cages’, no ‘free range’ or ‘organic’. It’s all part of the same exploitative system.
Animals are not products.
Animals have a right to live.
Animals are not ours to use or buy.
"Children are given McNuggets or fish fingers to eat, which don’t look like animals at all. The children are trained to disassociate. They eat in a kind of trance of denial. And, when one day the veil drops, and they become aware, for the first time, of what they are actually eating, they have been known to react with the same horror we reserve for cannibalism. After all, being carnivorous is just cannibalism extended to another species.
"What should we call something we deliberately choose not to know about? And what do we call it when an entire society takes this path?" -
From The Face On Your Plate by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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