"Have interests outside of animal issues."
"For me, it's important that I have interests outside of animal issues. I work hard on animal issues, but I also have hobbies, friends, activities that do not have anything to do with animal rights. I think this gives a balance that allows me to continue to do this work.
Also, I think perspective is really important. We can't turn the world vegan overnight, but we can affect people in our sphere. If I am talking to someone who is not interested in animal issues, I let that be ok. Not everyone is ready at the same time. There are many, many people who are open to this information and on the brink of making changes. I concentrate on them.
I focus on being positive. I think humanity is basically good and wants to do good things. Coming at it from that angle allows me to feel positive. I think the people who only think about the bad things that are happening, sometimes get overwhelmed."
- Michelle Waffner, Farm Sanctuary's Director of Visitor Experience
"Running, lots of running."