ryday. You know I think that the discipline piece kept me going strong, it made me say you know what I’m not going to do it.”
Vegetarianism is a factor of one or two things; for nutritional purposes and/or for the purposes of being against animal cruelty. Both of these purposes were why Daysent chose to become a vegetarian. Meat is detrimental to your body, it causes inflammation. “I have asthma and the mucus build stops me from being the best version of me on the football field or basketball court.”
Animal cruelty is a big factor in veganism and vegetarianism as well. This factor really hit home for Daysent, when watching a documentary called “Earthlings” that show how the animals are being treated. They compare animal cruelty to rape,slavery and a lot of human historical events.
“I had to ask myself do I want to be apart if that perpetuating cycle and I realized that something I don't want to be apart of.” Daysent said. But the one aspect of the way they treated animals that stuck to him was the slavery portion. “Me being an African American man and noticing what my ancestors went through.” He stated.
After all this, vegetarianism helped shape who he is today. The main life lesson that being a vegetarian taught him was discipline. Driving down Connecticut Ave was/is a very hard task, as you drive past Wendys,Mcdonalds,Popeyes etc. He has to be able to stop himself from pulling to grab a chicken sandwich.
“To get to any type of success in your life you have to have a certain type of discipline.” This translates to his everyday life. He is a soon to be graduate with 1 Master degree in Counseling and a second to come. He has to make sure he does his homework instead of hanging with friends. This is a life lesson anyone can learn, and bring with them throughout life.
Veganism and Vegetarianism is a very hard lifestyle, but it bring out the best in you. If you want to know more about it, see Darryl Daysent in the Career center before December 21st, 2018 and watch the documentary “Earthlings” on Youtube.