I knew going into it that this video would be controversial. The vegan community on the internet can be quite ferocious. I’ve often been hesitant to share my philosophy on certain topics because some of my views are quite “non-traditional”, and otherwise, there are some things that people are just unwilling to be intellectually honest about (it’s one of the reasons I almost never make videos about religion anymore). In my experience, veganism has been one of those topics. But I decided to make the video anyway to test the waters. To be fair, the discussion has been mostly civil, like most of the discussions on my videos, but this is one of those topics where I find that people are driven by emotional appeals and dogmatic beliefs, rather than reason. Generally I don’t have a problem with this, however we have to understand that emotion is not an argument. Your emotions may convince you of something, but you should not expect that alone to convince everyone else.
Like most controversial videos, I expect to lose many subscribers over this, but I feel that the type of people who will unsubscribe just because they disagree on one thing are not the people I want around. Anyway, feel free to comment if you have any questions or thoughts 🙂