I´ve been a quiet reader for a while, but this post resonates with me a lot. I never thought about my reasons for veganism and other life-friendly choices I make, but you hit the nail on the head.
I recently had a conversation with a friend about whether it´s ok to eat an egg, if it´s unfertilized and from a chicken that lives a happy life with you somewhere on a farm – and won´t ever be killed. I was ok with that, but she said – if it´s ok to eat this one, then it´s not far from it being ok to eat any egg. In other words, it´s setting a bad example. Or in your words – If everyone on the planet copied that, it would not be ok. (and unfortunately this is the reality in this case).
If everyone on the planet copied your personal choices would that be good or bad for the global community?
Is an amazing tool to use to evaluate our daily decisions. I think Niall mentioned something similar – would you still do what you´re doing, if your actions were public?
Thank you for this deep thought :).