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glaringCephalopod
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Hi from NYC

Post by glaringCephalopod » Wed May 15, 2019 3:11 am

I almost became vegan in college when a professor made us all watch Earthlings, but I gave up after a few days. Then last year I tried to give up meat purely for health reasons, then after seeing how easy it was and taking a new look at the arguments, I became vegan in the beginning of this year. Looking forward to meeting people here!

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu May 16, 2019 3:33 pm

Welcome, pretty amazing your professor showed Earthlings.
That recidivism story isn't uncommon: It can be tricky to stay vegan without some nutrition knowledge. Merely removing meat usually leaves people hungry if they don't find plant protein to replace it with. Glad you're making it work now!

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Post by glaringCephalopod » Fri May 17, 2019 2:23 pm

Yeah, the entire class was great, a sort of critical history of the 20th century. We talked about things like nuclear weapons tests and MKULTRA, but after Earthlings most of us just stayed silent about it. At the time I was eating most of my food in the college cafeterias, which had very little vegan protein. And the university itself had a "research" farm and was in the middle of farmland.

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Post by Red » Fri May 17, 2019 2:25 pm

Hey glaringCephalopod! Sounds like you had an awesome professor. And you live in the same city as me. :)
If you don't mind me asking, what did you major in at college?
Learning never exhausts the mind.
-Leonardo da Vinci

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Post by glaringCephalopod » Fri May 17, 2019 6:23 pm

Computer science, at Virginia Tech.

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Post by Jebus » Mon May 27, 2019 8:26 am

Welcome to our forum and welcome to veganism.
How to become vegan in 4.5 hours:
1.Watch Forks over Knives (Health)
2.Watch Cowspiracy (Environment)
3. Watch Earthlings (Ethics)
Congratulations, unless you are a complete idiot you are now a vegan.

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