Hello dear Steemians,
I'd love to share with you some thoughts about my lifestyle. It seems to me that sometimes, we tend to conform to certain ideologies without conscious effort, only to realize on close retrospective observation.
In my case, the retrospective observation was triggered by recent regular encounter with human blood specimens in the hospital where I work.
Pathology Laboratory; where I work
Suffice it to say, I totally respect the sanctity of human blood; it's the material essence of life.
A Brief Experience at the Hospital
I'm stationed at the pathology laboratory of the hospital and we're saddled with the responsibility of collecting specimens and running required medical laboratory tests on them.
A very important and prerequisite procedure, which is collecting blood specimen from patient's veins using syringes took me a while before I was able to do this. I often feared for the patient...'oh that must be painful' I thought. In other to understand how it felt, I decided to first draw blood from my vein first before drawing from someone else.
One early morning at work before anything else, I picked a 2ml volume syringe, located a prominent vein on my arm and carefully drew blood from it. Whew!! Finally I did. So, I'm ready for others.
Day at the pediatrics ward
I followed the scientist on duty to the pediatrics ward in other to collect samples from newly born babies diagnosed with Jaundice.
Jaundiced baby 😕
Poor babies! I took my time to admire those lovely little babies and felt nothing but affection.
collecting blood from a jaundiced baby
After watching the babies cry, I said to myself 'I won't be doing this in a long time'
I simply hate spilling blood
How did I get to this?
As a kid, I always loved pets as I grew up with 2 pet dogs and a cat. I'd share my food with them and play with them all the time.
During Christmas, my family slaughtered Chickens for the celebration but I always played with those lovely birds and cried when they were eventually killed.
I planned to own a poultry, but on a second thought, I'd be raising these birds in readiness for the slaughter so I didn't.
Whenever, I saw cattle or any other livestock in a farm, I paused to admire for a while. Seeing them suffering was a sight that gored me all the time.
I believe that we are all part of this big cycle of life and hence all forms of animal life must be treated with dignity.
Animals should be treated fairly too like humans
A cute little frog in my backyard
So gradually, I see myself tilting towards the vegan lifestyle and keeping several animals as pet in the nearest future.
What are your thoughts?
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