When you're newly vegan, and sometimes even when you've been vegan for a while, your passion for your new-found (or established) way of life knows no bounds. Like, literally NO bounds. You want everyone in the world to go vegan and are certain that if they could just see…. Sometimes this zealous desire to change the world can come out in strange (and amusing) ways. Today's video post is a satire, or spoof if you prefer, on this phenomena of the overly intense vegan. [tweet: How NOT to Make Someone Vegan]
Watch the video for the full “lesson” but here are some basics:
1- Aggressive use of tofu always backfires [tweet this]
2- The term “nut cheese” is NOT helping your case [tweet this]
3- Promising “movie night” and delivering an Earthlings screening will not have the effect you intended [tweet this]
While this video shows the extremes, the truth is, even the most forceful, misapplied attempts at conversion usually come from a genuine place, but we all have to be able to laugh at ourselves sometimes. (Especially given how serious we vegans are prone to becoming.)
If you’re non-vegan and want a more grounded discussion of why vegans are so passionate at times, you can check out this video post. Don’t worry, it’s not graphic.
And for my vegans out there, if you want to find ways of talking about veganism that may be more effective than the ones feature in this video–which is not , do subscribe to my channel and newsletter (the box at the bottom of this post) and check out some of my videos and posts on this topic, as well as stay tuned for more content addressing communication between vegans and non-vegans more specifically. and eventually, an entire e-course on the subject!
If this gave you a giggle, do share it around to give others a laugh. If you want to keep the laughter going, check out my shit people say to vegans video or my vegan superhero video ,the veganizer, where I run about punching meat-eaters in the face and generally being a bit of a douche, or watch my far more serious explanation of why we vegans can seem so intense in my what vegans see video. [tweet Buzzfeed to help get the greater message out! Tweet 1 | Tweet 2 (feel free to re-word)]
The Vegan Experience Playlist (dealing with social situations/non-vegans/etc):