Yes, baby boomers are getting old! (I’m one of them!)
But that doesn’t mean that we’ve grown up.
Emotional and spiritual growth are the same way. We notice when we’ve grown by how our attitudes change over the years. We notice we feel more responsible for our own choices — and that we care how our choices affect our own long-term well-being. We notice that we want to be sure we’re not hurting others — other people, animals, and the planet — with the choices we make.
These thoughts are “marks on the wall” to show we’re moving from adolescence toward maturity:
Looking back over my own life, I can see my own evolution. I remember when I stopped dieting and started eating for health. I remember when I gave up fishing after I started feeling relieved when I didn’t catch a fish! I remember when I stopped eating eggs and dairy products after learning about the suffering of the animals that were imprisoned for me to have these foods — which were not even good for me! I remember when I stopped using oil in recipes when I learned that processed fats are damaging to my body. And who knows what my next step will be?
Delisa is a plant-based nutrition and cooking instructor in Alaska. She believes that we are designed to be slim and healthy.