By Maria Collar, SIOP Blogger
Gandhi’s biggest life regret was drinking milk. Mine, so far, has been remaining peacefully quiet after an ethnic slur. To this day the rage for not taking action haunts my every waking moment, taunting me to gain a louder voice and advocate more strongly for my clients.
Considering that Gandhi was a strict vegetarian sworn to stand against animal cruelty, and I a mere youth in training, the stakes were not quite the same. After all, if Gandhi, with his peaceful and wholesome nature, ever made the grave mistake of drinking milk before becoming a strict vegetarian, the worst that could happen was to have nightmares of cows.