If You’re A Vegan Activist But Haven’t Read These 3 Books, You Probably Suck

by / Monday, 06 July 2015 / Published in Activism, Lifestyle, vegan

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Yes, there are the basic books every vegan activist should read like How To Win Friends and Influence People, Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change, and the Animal Activists Handbook.

 

But there are also some not so obvious books that vegan activists should read as well. And here are 3 of them.

 

1. 48 Laws of Power

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In an interview with Business Insider, Robert Greene is quoted as saying,

 

“power is “the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you.

 

It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human nature, of what truly motivates people, and of the manipulations necessary for advancement and protection.””

 

Do you want to “control the actions of the people around you?” If you want people to go vegan, then the answer is “yes.”

 

Greene exercises his power by quickly pulling you in and captivating you with his unique storytelling.

 

You’ll be seduced by the many interesting characters, and their stories of domination, and turmoil, based on their strength or lack of Power.

 

2. The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

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A very eclectic but intriguing group of characters. Most of them plagued with massive insecurities that have left them debilitated, particularly when it comes to meeting and having relationships with women.

 

Here’s the thing.

 

Understand that you’re about to read a book about how pick up artists manipulate women in social situations to get laid.

 

Now once you get over that, understand that there’s a shit load you can learn from them. The tools they use can be applied to almost any situation. Including, you guessed it, influencing others to adopt a more compassionate diet.

 

3. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

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So many fucking stories in this book about how famous leaders of the past achieved MASSIVE success even though that success seemed almost impossible.

 

When many people come face to face with an obstacle they bitch, freak the fuck out, and complain about how life isn’t fair. Leaders find a way to plow through that fucking obstacle, often achieving greater success because of it.

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This book will help us think about the obstacles we face, as animal advocates, in a different light, and teach us use them to our advantage.

 

Instead of viewing obstacles as road-blocks in our way, or things we must find a way to get past. The author will have you celebrating those same obstacles as an intrinsic part of your success.

 

We’ve found ourselves viewing everything from business and life in a new way. Not to mention the way we interact with others, when the goal is reducing suffering and saving animals.

 

What are some of your favorite books for activism? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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  • Christopher Vegan-Murphy

    I read Judith Krantz’ “Princess Daisy” when I was in 7th grade.

    • Christopher Vegan-Murphy

      Just sayin’.

  • And if one read just 2 of them? 😀

  • Hayley Ingman

    I’ve read 2 of them! How to Win Friends is next. Can you recommend any books on Social Marketing? (As in marketing for social change, not social media marketing.) I’ve heard Alan Andreason’s book is good as is Philip Kotler and Nancy R Lee’s but I don’t think either touch on animal issues.

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