Veganism can dramatically alter ones life forever, often producing deep emotional
changes. Although choosing veganism is a source of great joy, it can also create friction among
family and friends. Cultural pressures, the demand for conformity, and the personal desire for
acceptance can challenge a vegans confidence and self-esteem.
Because vegans so acutely see and feel the suffering of the world, and are at odds with
many widely accepted social customs, some will invariably experience occasional bouts of the
Vegans who experience anger, pain, or frustration for extended amounts of time may
become depressed and exhausted from maintain such strong emotions. Feelings of loneliness,
isolation, or rejection can compound matters, leading to despondency in an otherwise emotionally
healthy person. Holidays and celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and
reunions are opportunities to reconnect with family and friend and feel like a ...