What Happens When You Stop Eating Animals – Stage Two: Guilt & Remorse
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After providing an overview of The 10 Stages We Go Through When We Stop Eating Animals (check out the previous episode called From Consumption to Compassion, as well as Stage One: Validation), today’s episode focuses on the second stage: Guilt & Remorse. This is the stage where we reflect upon the animals we once ate and feel bad for having done so. Stage 2 is the stage when we say: “How could I have been part of the suffering of animals?” “How do I not get weighed down by the guilt I feel for having contributed to violence against them?” And “I feel bad for eating an animal product by mistake.” In this episode, I talk about the difference between guilt and remorse, how remorse can be healthy but how to move through the remorse/guilt that doesn’t serve us, how there’s no such thing as a perfect vegan, and I share some symbolic ways we can “make amends” to the animals.
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