Don't Give Up
If you ever feel that teaching people
about animals, whether it be about animal rights,
vegetarianism/veganism, spaying/neutering, etc., isn't important, just
remember that one person can make all the difference.
Just think of all the animal activists
out there now. At one point, they had to learn about the suffering and
murdering of innocent lives. We all did. And if you look back and think
of the person who first told you of the cruelty towards animals, you
will notice how influential that person was on the rest of your life.
You can be that person. You can be the
person who influences the life of a hunter, the life of a woman wearing
fur, the life of a fisherman, or even the life of someone who never
thought they would ever be an activist of any kind.
If you ever think that you are too small,
that you are only one person, that there is no way you could ever make a
difference, think of this:
Let's say that out of all the people
someone talks to, he/she only influences two people a week.
**January 1, 2000 -- This week you
influence two individuals to become animal activists, vegetarians,
donators, or even influence them to stop hunting or wearing fur.
**January 8 -- Those two people each
influence two others, totaling four people changing their attitude
towards animals in the positive direction that week.
**January 15 -- Those four each influence
two others, totaling eight.
And the cycle continues through the year,
each person influencing two in a week.
**By January 1, 2001, an exact year from
when you influenced those first two people,
4,503,599,627,370,496 people were influenced!
That is astounding!! And there are only
6,000,000,000 people in the world! And that's all because you taught two
people about animal rights! Look at the difference you made!
So don't ever feel that you can't make a
difference. Because without you, where would the animals be...?
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