I didn't know what I had been missing
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FROM Philip Wollen
Facedbook post, January 2021

I replaced dead animals with an astounding variety of colourful, delicious and healthy plant foods. And I feel better for it.

Philip Wollen
Philip and Friends...

As I traveled around the world with my job as a merchant banker, it dawned on me.
There were literally hundreds of animal species I did not eat. . . . . .
Dogs or cats,
bears or bats,
horses or hamsters,
rosellas or rats.
I ate none of them.
Nor did I drink the milk of goats, cats, or yaks.
I decided to go only five animals more. . . .
I simply added cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and fish to the list.
It was easy.
I didn't crave lamb any more than I craved lion;
I didn't miss beef any more than I missed bandicoots.
I didn't miss chicken any more than I missed chimpanzee.
I didn't miss pork any more than I missed porcupine.
I replaced dead animals with an astounding variety of colourful, delicious and healthy plant foods.
And I feel better for it.
I sleep peacefully and deeply. I now have boundless energy, more than people half my age.
My memory has improved rapidly. I remember what an unexamined life I had lived.
And I care more deeply.
For my family, my friends, my colleagues.
For strangers I have never met.
For causes I have only heard about.
For ideas.
For the arts music, poetry, theatre, literature, painting, the ballet.
Everything of beauty seems to come alive.
More vividly;
More subtly;
More completely.
I didn't know what I had been missing.


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