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Welcome to another episode in our Ask TVC series.
We ask our audience to send us their questions, and each week we’ll select one juicy question that we can answer and discuss in detail.
This episode is a follow up to episode 002 which discussed the monetary system, working the rest of your life in a job you’re not satisfied with, and how to combine working and traveling.
A lot of questions came from that episode such as how do people with families make significant life changes or consider living a minimalist lifestyle, and how can people who can’t afford to travel or change jobs create a more exciting experience for themselves?
We offer some suggestions in this episode and also draw on other people, families, books, and movies for inspiration and ideas.
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Hey guys! I’m Agathe and I’m vegan since April 2016 thanks to you. I really love your podcasts and you inspire me to make some change in my life. My questions are: what do you think about karma? Do you think there is a correlation between karma and veganism? I mean, do you think that karma affects more negatively the health of people who eat animals and animals products because they (pay someone to ) kill them? Best wishes from Italy, Agathe 😉
Hi Agathe, thanks for listening and wonderful to hear we helped you find veganism 🙂 Thanks for your questions too.
Hi guys! Great podcast, as usual! Listening to you is like meditating. Thanks so much for what you’re doing for the people, animals and the planet.
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You’re welcome and thank you for listening and commenting 🙂
Thank you to the two of you for inspiring myself and my little family in so many ways. Your channel was one of the first ones I stumbled across when going vegan five months ago and I’ve binged watched your videos and watch all the new ones 🙂 As far as minimalism goes…I’ve always hated clutter and never ‘collected’ anything growing up but with my husband and children…our ‘stuff’ has grown and let me tell you…I do a good purge a few times a years and I always feel amazing after lol. So I recently brought up going minimalist with my little family and we have decided to do it this way…I will still do my purges (I need to, always have) and I am so proud of our children (9&11) who have wholeheartedly agreed to change. I explained to them what a carbon footprint is and we had already discussed going vegan partly for the planet so when we talked about xmas, easter and bdays and doing them either gift free or close to and having experiences instead of material gifts and they were actually excited. I have convince (surprisingly) both sides of the family to reduce gifts or to do no gifts and it feels amazing. We have been brainstorming to come up with new traditions for theses holidays and it’s been really fun! I think raising my children to not be materialistic is a true gift, almost a important and wonderful as embracing the vegan life! We are taking step to reduce what we already own and the kids are having a ball giving away and donating some of their toys. Thanks again for steering us in such a positive direction in so many ways. My husband and I have been together for almost 20 years and we are still the very best of friends, have a great sex life 😉 and look forward to growing old together…even more so now that we will age more gracefully as (mostly) plant based vegans lol.
Oh wow, we loved reading your story! How fantastic! Really happy to hear the kids are onboard and you guys are all changing things together. Thanks for sharing your experience here and we’re sure it will inspire other families who are reading the comments.
Dear Natasha and Luca, I love your podcasts! I just also like seeing you while talking so I sometimes just stare at a picture of you, is that weird? 😉 I have a question for maybe one of your “Ask TVC” episodes: How do you deal with always being the “weirdo” living a healthy, active, vegan lifestyle? I know you two maybe are surrounded by like-minded people, however I live in the “corporate world” working in a “corporate job” (which I really really love by the way, it is one of my passions) being surrounded by rather conservative people. My daily routine includes sports, eating healthy and going to bed early. That is extremely weird for a lot of people and sometimes I also find it very hard standing up for that lifestyle in some social situations. A lot of people say it is “crazy” or even “obsessive” which sometimes gets me really upset since I do have a past of anorexia. On the other hand I certainly feel my best, I have never been so fit and healthy (I’m 30 by the way, vegan for 5 years) and I am by no means underweight or weak. Most of the time I am self-confident enough to just ignore these comments and reactions, I know where they are coming from, but sometimes I really think I am “obsessed” oder “crazy”….
I hope you get what I mean…maybe other users are in similar situations. Keep up the good work guys, thanks for everything you do!
I am loving the podcast; you guys are naturals. (btw, when Luca was talking about the members of his family that love Bali, I totally thought he said that they were really into barley. Had a good laugh!) Btw, a podcast that might be of interest to you as you do more and more interviews is Jesse Thorn’s podcast, The Turnaround. It was a limited podcast that he ran where he interviewed experienced interviewers about the act of interviewing (like Mark Maron, Jerry Springer, Katie Couric). It sounds weird but it’s awesome.
Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much … haha, barley 😉 That sounds very interesting, we’ll take a look. Thanks for the suggestion.