Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi
So, yeah, I don’t eat or drink anything with palm oil.
And maybe you don’t too (well, congratulate). Maybe you don’t know what I am going to talk about. Or maybe you don’t even care.
Either way, I am not here to convince you to do the same. Think of it as a little story about why I’ve decided to stop supporting animal and tree killer.
But before I start writing, let me tell you why I am even doing this.
Recently I read an amazing post about how to make blogs stand out for Holidays. God, this post truly got me. I knew if I want to be helpful, I can use my blog as a tool and thus, share my experiences with others.
Brittany, the author of this post, also mentions some critical issues like climate changes or pollution and how can we help. She speaks about not just getting things but also give them to others.
Now, we can get back to the story.
How it all started?
Everything started with one video (in these days, everything starts with a video). I can’t remember what video but let’s just say that it was not the nice one. It was that kind of video that makes you think about your priorities or if there is something wrong with the world.
After I saw the video, I was not sure what should I do. But I knew that it is not okay.
So, I became one of those people who spent their entire life in a shop by checking every single ingredient on the label. It was quite weird but it was for a good thing.
As it happens, there is always someone who disagree with everything you do.
So, when I told my family about my life without palm oil, I heard a lot of their opinions. But the biggest “hater” was my grandma. She grew up in times when this topic was not such a problem and animals was not hurt because of our pleasure. So, we argued very often. Yet, I gave up convincing my grandma and focus on my mum.
And let’s say, she was more tolerant but not so convinced, though.
As for my boyfriend, he was sceptical at the first time. But he supports me as well. Yet, he still eats food with palm oil.
To be honest, I don’t feel healthier, prettier or smarter. But I feel like I do something good for myself and for the world.
I had to stop eating some of my favourite food. And that was quite hard. But you get used to when you know it’s something beneficial for the world you live in.
My advice is when you decide to start living a palm-free life, it’s good to know why are you want to do that. A) want to help the mother Earth or B) you want to live a healthier life.
Now, it’s your time. I would like to know if you are also palm-free or you don’t care. Let me know in comments and we can discuss.