vegans less smart than non-vegans?
Well, I don't think so. ;)
Finding the "right" answers
up in Brazil as a vegan meant no one knew
what being a vegan was (including me, lol),
so naturally family did not support my dietary
choices. If you've read my book I describe
how the school nurses punished me daily for
not finishing my lunch, and family constantly
punished me at home as well for not wanting
to eat meat.
truth is, I had no support from family...
a vegan my mom kept telling me I would die
if not eating meats. As a matter of fact,
every birthday was scary and I truly believed
I had few years left. I remember even wondering,
how come I'm now 15 and still alive? LOL,
here is an amazing true story below.
A story that truly changed my perspective
on things, and inspired me, and helped me
see the light at the end of tunnel... I
realized that the truth is... you don't have
to eat meat to be smarter or healthier or
stronger or whatever you wish to be. For
someone who was constantly punished and felt
life would soon be over, being ranked #1 in
my high school, was confusing and not at all
logical as well. How could that be I thought?
I don't even eat meats.
Multiple Choice Test
in high-school in Brazil, our chemistry
teacher challenged the entire school.
She said: If anyone gets 100%
on the multiple-choice test tomorrow
I will give the entire school an A
on their test as well! So
next day we received the test and
I remember carefully answering each
question but having trouble with one
of them. I didn't believe that the
correct answer was even listed, so
I wrote and circled my own answer
on the test's paper.
following day the teacher came back
with the results... but first, she
apologized after realizing that one
question was missing the correct answer.
Plus to her surprise, someone had
pointed out the correct missing answer
and had answered all other questions
correctly as well. So as she promised,
the whole school got an A
on their test!
When the teacher announced my name
my friends jumped in joy and thanked
me for helping them with their grades.
What an unforgettable day that was!
So are vegans less smart than non-vegans?
Well, I don't think so, lol. ;)
a vegan, this multiple test story made me
realize a great analogy. That just because
the majority of people choose to be a omnivore
(someone who eats animals and plants), it
does not mean that this is the correct answer
also. In fact the truth many times can
be hidden or hard to find, as there is no
"correct answer" and we are all
unique. In life it is important to have clarity,
follow your heart (but take your brain
with you as well, lol) and make your
own choices without being influenced by others.
A diet that works for me might not work for
you, and vice-versa. Just as a diet that works
for a body builder does not work for a computer
based professional, and so on, hence the concept
on my book, food for function.
especially when it comes to health and being
a vegan, metaphorically, the professor may
be the food industry, the students the large
majority opting for answers given to them,
and myself someone who respects my conscience
and therefore searched for the missing answer.
then I always question things, from GMO and
food labels to life choices. Finding the right
answers in life might take some work sometimes...
but I encourage you to find your own as well.
you health and success, Ursula :)
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