com·pas·sion | kəmˈpaSHən | Noun
Why did getting sober lead me to a more honest, compassionate life?
sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.“the victims should be treated with compassion”
Before I got sober, I wore blinders over my eyes, guarding myself from much of the horrors that carry on in the world. Wars, murders, abuse, hate. I just didn’t have the desire to face the truths. I was too broken to deal, really.
After I got sober, I started to de-numb, and face many truths I once shied away from. I began to look deeper into areas of life that affected me, but I was unaware of its effect. Factory farming is one area I began to pay close attention to.
At the time of new sobriety, I was not a big meat-eater. I ate some turkey or chicken on occasion. But I did eat a…
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