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If It Can Happen Here, It Can Happen Anywhere

I just came across a very uplifting piece written by Las Vegas resident vegan, Paul Graham, author of “Eating Vegan in Vegas:  If It Can Happen Here, It Can Happen Anywhere”. So it's no longer "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"? Let's hope so.

Starting off his piece with a quote from anthropologist Margaret Mead - “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”, Graham confidently predicts that we are approaching the threshold where "a number as low as 20% of a population that is committed and vocal about any one thing can have a tremendous impact upon any society".

That one thing he is talking about is people adopting a vegan diet. I sure love his confidence and optimism, and I sure hope he is right.

Here is a link to Paul's uplifting opinion piece: http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2013/12/08/being-vegan-the-winds-of-change-are-beginning-to-blow/

Note: I have added Paul's blog to the Give It Up For Health Facebook page. There you will find Paul and many other bloggers who share wonderful vegan and vegetarian recipes, commentary on the benefits of a plant-based diet on health, and other related subjects. Be sure to like Give It Up For Health on Facebook to enjoy all these benefits to help you get started or keep going on

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