The Vegetarian Hundredth Monkey Effect
As vegetarians we can influence others to go vegetarian, without making a big effort to convert them, through the hundredth monkey effect, powerful because it’s viral
I’ve been a vegetarian since 1973. My partner has been increasingly more of a “flexitarian,” I like to think because of me. Without realizing it, she’s been cooking a lot more vegan, going weeks without eating animal products. We CAN influence the masses! – R. D.
Savvy Vegetarian Replies:
Yes, we can influence the masses - one by one, without making a big effort to convert people. It doesn’t seem like much, but it’s powerful because it’s viral.
The hundredth monkey effect comes to mind. When a group with a certain set of behaviors becomes large enough, they have an influence on the behavior of other groups, without any direct contact.
It’s collective consciousness in action. That’s why the number of vegetarians is growing exponentially world wide. It’s why people just wake up one morning and seemingly out of the blue, know that they have to go veg!
Judith Kingsbury, Savvy Vegetarian