First of all – my post has nothing to do with my channel. My channel isn’t about veganism but there is a crossover I suppose because I tend to make vids on what interests me (Energy Healing, psychology and I guess what would come under the the heading “the occult) in the hope of inspiring others. And a bit of music. And a bit about my aspergers and new agey thoughts.
However, while I did my work tonight I had to take a break. I had a critique channel on about the DurianRider long term steroid “use” and +lFreeleethebananagirl advocating it issue. And I wondered what this vegan movement was turning into? So…I ranted…as quiet as a Whispering Witch can…I ranted a whole ASMR style video!
The vid that provoked me (won’t mention who by) was a commentary about a crazy interview. It came up in my recommend list because I do subscribe to some vegan channels.
I watch Dom Bower vids – they’re fun – really good insight on the same interview in fact! Also Best Transformation – fun and inspirational.
For the science bit I recommend NutritionFacts.Org – brilliant annual lectures too.
Now, I am not a vegan…my diet is predominantly plant based vegan but when it’s not, it’s vegetarian. And has been most of my life.
However, even with a primarily vegan diet, I am not a vegan. My conditioner contains lanolin (from sheep’s wool). I also eat honey from time to time. So any semblance to veganism in my life is happenstance!
However, I do agree with people getting educated and making informed choices. I do agree with the healthy lifestyle and ethical issues when it comes to what we eat. Also exercise and self improvement…spiritual and emotional development. These things I consider very important and I think it’s fantastic that we have access to that information now. And can make lifestyle choices based on facts so we can achieve our potential…on all levels.
Anyway, this ever escalating war of the hardcore vegan movement turns people off. It turns me off! It’s people promoting themselves in the best cases – actively putting people off taking the steps for optimal health, happiness or ethical living. The worst of these “youtube celebs” make non vegans think, “No, I wouldn’t want to be one of “them.””
That’s a shame. A wasted opportunity.
So to the good channels…keep up the good work! Your perspective, information and guidance is so essential to counter the nonsense and keep some balance.
I know I said I would never make a video about other peoples’ videos…but this has been a crazy few weeks for YouTube veganism! Unprecedented.
My recommendations are…
+My channel – varied & kookie – relaxing
+Dombower – keeps perspective. +BestTransformation keeps it fun. +NutritionFacts.Org keeps the science bit.
As I said…my channel isn’t a vegan diet or vegan lifestyle one so I am not entering the ring here! Just recommending the channels I think are worth a look!
Anyone who wants to know about the Freelee/DurianRider drama I recommend Dom Bower’s site for an overview because DR has been churning out videos at a crazy pace. You wouldn’t be able to keep up even if you tried!