If You Feel the Need to Own a Gun You’re not a Man

The only reason we have all of these shootings is because citizens can buy and own guns. Without guns there would be way less murders and mass shootings. And yes I know people can get guns other ways as well. But if they were illegal and weren’t so highly produced people would have less access.

It is way harder and takes a lot more balls to go to a public place and kill people with your hands. Using a knife or any other object causes the killer to have to feel the person die.

Having to shove a knife into human flesh and feel their muscles and tendons tear and feel their bones break and have the blood on your hands and watch the person die in front of you is probably not an easy task.

I doubt someone could go in to a school and run around and stab 100 people without being stopped.

When you use a gun all you have to do is pull the trigger.

When someone is pissed off they want to cause harm. If they have a gun it will make it very easy to cause a lot of harm. If this person didn’t have a gun it wouldn’t even cross their mind to go out and kill a bunch of people.

If someone has a gun they will use it.

But I believe if you can’t defend yourself with your own tools you are not a man. You shouldn’t have to use a gun to do so.

When I was promoting veganism people would bring up how we are animals and killing other animals is just the circle of life.

So if someone really wanted to kill someone and they did so with just their hands then that is the circle of life.

If you can’t defend yourself from an attack from another animal, it is the circle of life.

Using a gun is unfair and it is not manly.

I know a lot of you will say that you need to have a gun for hunting. Again I don’t find it manly that you can kill an innocent animal with an OP weapon where all you have to do is hide in a tree and pull a trigger.

You can still hunt, but just use something that is more engaging and takes more human effort. It should be a fair fight, animal vs. animal.

Citizens should not be able to own guns and guns should be illegal.


The Debate to End All Debates. Eating Meat is not Necessary and You Should Eat Plant-Based.

Most reasons for defending meat consumption might be genuine concerns due to the lack of knowledge but most of them are just plain excuses.

The meat and dairy industries are very powerful and wealthy.

We have been socially conditioned to think of some animals as companions and some others as food.

Most of us are are born and raised as omnivores so I believe we can all understand why change is difficult. Eating meat was society’s norm.

From the education system and the international food pyramid to mainstream media and cultural traditions, we have been, and still are, bombarded with the idea that eating animal products is not just normal, but essential.

The meat and dairy industry have a lot of money riding on keeping people in the dark when it comes to the consumption of animal products. That’s why they have been funding controversial studies to support their bias for years.

The reality is that people love hearing good things about their bad habits.

You all know deep down that what you are doing is wrong and you know you could be healthier and happier but you’re scared to make the change and do something different so you search for any excuse to defend your actions.

If you care about animal rights, the state of this planet, and your own health,  then there really shouldn’t be anything holding you back from embracing a vegan lifestyle.

“But we have always eaten meat and our ancestors did it to survive”

It was necessary then but it is not necessary now and it is unhealthy and harmful.

Our ancestors resorted to hunting for meat because they needed calories to get them through the cold winters when plant food was not in season.

“But I’m only one person. It won’t make a difference.”

Then why do you vote in elections?

People are followers.

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Link to the original article here: https://veggiesavvy.com/best-vegan-comebacks-to-meat-eater-arguments/


All it takes is 20 minutes. You don’t have to go to the gym and lift the heaviest weights possible. 

It can be something as simple as walking on the treadmill. Any exercise is better than no exercise. 

The worst part of working out is getting yourself to get up and go. Once you’re at the gym it’s a breeze. So just put your gym shoes on and go. 

Don’t be scared to be judged. Everyone has to start somewhere. If you are insecure, then exercising will help you feel and look better. The more you put it off the more insecure you will be.

You should never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. So take action today!

Simple/Cheap/Healthy Meals

All of these healthy eating meal plans are confusing and take a lot of work and consist of fods you never even heard of.

I want to make it as easy as possible so everyone can start making and eating these meals today.

My grocery list each week is so simple and cheap.

Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. I actually spend about 10x less than the normal person on food.

Meal Idea

Potatoes and Corn


  • 2 potatoes
  • Corn
  • Onions
  • Green Peppers
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Ketchup/BBQ sauce/Sriracha

Cook Time: About 10 minutes

Price: ~$2

This next meal is hands down my best creation. I created a huge pot of soup that was delicious of full of nutritious food and…it lasted me 9 days!

Erick’s soup:


  • Potatoes
  • Veggie Broth
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Quinoa

Cook Time: It took me probably around a half hour. But the food lasted 9 days and once it was cooked I just had to scoop it out and microwave a bowl. So 1 hour of cook time made me about 20 easy meals.

Cost: Surprisingly this huge pot of food that lasted almost 10 days cost me less than $8.

So I made about 20 meals for a total of $8. That’s not even 50 cents a meal. And it was very delicious and nutritious meals that filled me up.

Growing Up in A Small Town/Not Leaving

     When you live somewhere like Menominee it’s too easy to be average and basic.           

      Everyone is scared to stand out and everyone just wants to fit in and do what everyone else does. 

     Everyone is simple minded and just has one belief: work and pay bills and buy stuff and drink alcohol on the weekends to have “fun.”

Let’s see who can work the most hours at this miserable factory job and buy the biggest truck! The truck you’ll only get to use to drive to work and then it just sits there.

       It’s a very boring place so it’s hard to be yourself so you just go with the crowd and do what everyone else does. There’s no room for individuality and no chance to do what you actually want to do. 

     I felt so trapped when I lived there and felt like I could never be myself. As soon as I got up and left I felt sooooo free and so alive and I have yet to come down. 

     It feels like my life never officially started until I left. There’s so much more to life so the sooner you get out the better. 

     Don’t be scared to do what’s best for yourself because at the end of the day the only person there for you is you. Menominee is full of fake people and they’ll try to hold you back bc they’re too scared to take the next step and they’ll be jealous if you do it. So, don’t be scared to say fuck it and leave. 


     And most of all screw Michigan winters. You deserve to be somewhere where it’s 80 and sunny all year long. 

Reason For Creating This Blog

I do not like the current state the world is in so I am choosing to be the change that I want to see in the world. I want to inspire others to do what inspires them. I want to show everyone that it is okay to be different and do things that you enjoy. It’s okay to be judged as long as you are happy and you believe you are doing what is right.

I am not here to boast about my accomplishments or make it seem like I think I am better than everyone. I do not think I am more interesting than everyone and I do not have this belief that everyone wants to hear about my life.

I created this blog because I know times are different and everyone is struggling to find their passion nowadays. I am aware that things like depression and anxiety are on the rise and people are very unhappy nowadays.

I created this blog to let you know that you are not alone. I want to be here to guide you through everything. I want to give you tips on how to improve your life and how to become a happier person.

I don’t want this blog to be one-sided. I want to hear everyone’s opinion and I want to create a community of like-minded people. I can shamelessly admit that I have no close friends in which I can talk to about the things that I want to talk about.

I am very unique and see the world much more differently than most people. I believe it’s very bad to keep all your thoughts inside your head so I wanted to create this blog so I can put all my thoughts out there and I hope I can help people that feel the same way as me.

I have no planned topics for this blog; it’s all going to be the thoughts that come to my head and stuff that I would like my followers to know. I am very new to this and I haven’t used social media in years so I am no professional and I am always looking for tips and constructive criticism.

My goal is to improve as many lives as I can and make the world a much better place. I am not doing this for money and I’m not doing it for social status. In fact; I have been very hesitant of creating a blog because I did not want to become objectified. I am just a normal human being sharing his thoughts and trying to create a better world and spread love and happiness.

About Me

My name is Erick Bawyn. I am from Menominee Michigan. I graduated from Menominee High School and I attended Central Michigan University for three years but have recently moved to Arizona and transferred to Arizona State University. I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.

Growing up I always knew I was different and always knew I had a bigger purpose. I just never really knew what to do with my thoughts and talents.

I was aware that I was different but I didn’t exactly know HOW different I was. For the most part I figured everyone was going through what I was going through. I thought it was just a part of growing up. Well, I was wrong. 

For you that know me you are aware of how “weird” I am. I always came off as shy and just different. I wasn’t really shy. I just thought very differently and couldn’t fit in anywhere because I couldn’t relate to anyone. So, I just kept to myself and smiled and got on with my life. I can definitely see how I came off as shy, but that just wasn’t it.

I believe my purpose is to help as many people as I can and help raise awareness.

It’s not easy being different. Everyone thinks you’re crazy. They mock you and laugh at you.

It takes a lot of strength to stay true to your roots. It’d be much easier to just give up and be comfortable and live a pleasure based life. Just to pretend to fit in and pretend to like what everyone else likes.

Just continuously distract myself with social media and Netflix. Do everything to keep my mind quiet and push away my problems and blame it on external forces.

But I’ve done that for too long. I’ve kept quiet for too long. It’s time people know the truth.

I want to be the voice that informs people it is okay to be different. We don’t have to fake our lives anymore. We can do what we truly enjoy. We can fulfill our bigger purpose.

An Insight to My Life

I am a very unique person. I have always been told how weird/different/mysterious I am. I believe this is because I have never been afraid to be myself. A big problem prevalent throughout society is the belief that we need to try to fit in. Everyone does what everyone else does and everyone is scared to be themselves.

We all have our own talents and quirks and passions, we need to start pursuing those things. We need to use our personal creativity and find a career within that field.

That is what I’ve been doing my whole life and that is why I’m considered different. I have yet to find that one passion to choose a career in but I am at least trying. I know that my passion is to help people but I just don’t know the one career I want to choose. I, like everyone else, am guilty of trying to conform to society’s ways.

I decided to go to college and pursue a degree that would make me a lot of money so I could look successful in society’s eyes. I went to college with the intention of getting a degree in accounting so I could make a decent wage.

After a couple weeks, I realized that’s not what I wanted to do. I realized I wasn’t living for myself, and I realized it wasn’t my true passion. After the first semester of college I switched to a degree in Astrophysics. I have always loved space and I was very good at math so I thought this was a good career choice. I believed space exploration was very important because it brings everyone together and it gives society as a whole, something to strive for. Just look at the moon landing and how that brought everyone together; everyone was tuned in on that day and that’s all they were talking about.

I was excelling in my classes and I ended up getting in to a program in which I had a chance to get offered a free ride to any grad school I wanted, and the program would pay for me to travel the country and work with people in my field. After a while I began to lose passion for that career choice and I turned down the offer. I realized that we shouldn’t be searching the universe for new life when we can’t even co-exist with the life on our own planet.

So finally, I ended up pursuing a degree in Philosophy. A lot of people get turned off when they hear the word Philosophy. They believe it’s some complex subject that they would have no idea what’s going on; but this is a huge misconception.

The origin of the word Philosophy is, the love of wisdom. Philosophy is just thinking about the world, society, and the universe and asking questions about the basic knowledge of human thought, the nature of the universe, and how they are connected.

So basically, it’s the study of humans; what we are, where we came from, and why we think the way we do. I have always been interested in this so I thought might as well pursue a degree in it so I can be around like-minded people and I’ll have the credentials for when the time comes in which I want to rant about something.