I’ve been working on and off today on an appropriate intro to this post, but my gusty inner blogger practically wrote another whole article. So, I’m saving that for later and asking you to simply go FarrrTHUR with Jude, the Bovidiva Ph.D.
You may remember that she talked about Elvis and Rainbow-belching Unicorns a while back.
You know you want to go FarrrTHUR again with Jude.
Go for it!
A friend of mine drew my attention to this NPR blogger, who makes the point that being “good” isn’t zero sum (a situation where what is gained by one side or cause, is lost by another). If you’re concerned about the environment, you can both recycle cans and buy a more climate-friendly car. If you are passionate about children’s education, you can volunteer in the classroom and financially support literary projects. In most cases, doing good is not an either/or.
Which made me think a little more about the definition of “good”. To that writer it meant being vegan or vegetarian, in the belief that such a diet would improve animal welfare and environmental impact. Yet this is exactly where the conflict arises for me – if we were all vegan or vegetarian, what would happen to the sheep, the cow, the pig and the chicken?
I posed that question to…
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