When considering the alternatives, the question I would pose to Usher and anyone else is, "How can you afford not to be vegan?"
Vegan is not a diet. We are vegan for the animals, and we hope to make it clear why they are the important factor in our choices.
We will never live in peace as long as animals, human and non-human, are exploited. Lennon, and millions like him, may be dreamers, but in order for us to join him and for the world to be as one, it's imperative that we accept this and work to change it.
I am struggling, but my struggles have very little to do with veganism. I will make it through this time in my life; logically I know this. And no matter the hardships, no matter the obstacles, I will not forget what it is I stand for.
Labor Day rings in the end of summer, but let's not forget the animals exploited every day. They need us all the time.