August 9, 2008 at 4:45 pm (Quotes, Random)
Tags: Filters, Hot Water, Impurities, Lead, Quote, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Tap Water, Vegan, Vegetarian, Water Heater
Tidbit of the day:
Using cold tap water is safer than using hot tap water for cooking. This lies in the fact that hot tap water may have been (and most likely was) sitting in your water heater for some time, allowing it to obtain more impurities and increased lead amounts. The difference in the amount of time the hot water vs. cold water would take to boil is minimal, so it is best to use cold water whenever possible. If you have a filter on your faucet, this is not as large of a concern since filters are built to, well, filter impurities including lead. However, filtering hot water will most likely decrease the life of your filter because of the extra strain.
So remember, the few extra minutes it takes for cold water to boil is worth it!!
Quote of the day:
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson–
Yet another short, sweet and deep quote from our fellow veg Ralph Waldo Emerson!!!
July 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm (Animals, Quotes)
Tags: Animal Rights, Animals, Quotes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vegan, Vegetarian
I have been falling behind on my Quote of the Day blogs so maybe we should rename it Quote of the Week! I am finally filling your brains with ever more quote knowledge, here is another one of my favorites:
“People only see what they are prepared to see.”
Which was written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. A very fitting quote for everyday life, fits almost every situation you can think of when dealing with individuals on the “other” side of a debate. Take for instance vegetarianism. People KNOW that it is in fact a pig that was once living on their plate when they have pork or bacon, but do they ever really SEE it for what it is? Or how exactly the animal came to be on their plate? Most people do not want to think about the life that the animal may have lived, they just want to be able to eat what is on their plate. But, like many vegetarians I have heard the stories of, they come to the realization of what is TRULY on their plate, then and only then do they seek answers regarding the pig or the cow or the chicken. Its because they were PREPARED TO SEE it.
I am a great proponent of animal rights and I believe that in every effort we convey to the world that there is someone out there for the first time finally PREPARED to see why we struggle for animal rights. This is why we must always do the little things, because every little thing is not so little added up–especially if we help someone SEE. After all, people only see what they are prepared to see.