It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done
I see the words in the title of this post every morning when I’m swimming at the gym.
Looking up from the pool, I see “It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done”, the phrase attached in individual white letters to the glass walls up on the second floor above me.
Of course, the words are meant to inspire people who are working out and have goals to reach that seem far off, like the New Year’s resolutions many people make.
But every time I see those words I think of how impossible it seems to imagine a world where all creatures are treated with kindness and respect by human beings, because the exploitation of animals is so ingrained, so a part of a human being’s experience of the world that it’s virtually invisible, even to most compassionate people.
And questioning this embedded behavior is generally not welcomed and is usually…
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