Truth is not subjective
Wed Dec 20, 2017 09:31

At least Camilla was being honest about not wanting to switch to vegetarianism. Myfanwy understood that not everyone shared her beliefs, morals and ideals, and she wasn’t going to force them on people. She would educate them, yes, and gently encourage wherever possible, but she wasn’t going to spend her life trying to change the ways of people who were not keen to make those alterations. She didn’t have the energy, and experience so far had taught her it was a waste of breath. Obviously it would be wonderful for everyone to see their wonderful world the same way that Myfanwy did herself, and to want to save all its wildlife, but she had resigned herself to the fact that this wasn’t ever going to happen. She would have to settle with rejoicing in her small victories. Camilla obviously wasn’t swayed by her leaflets today, but maybe some of the other students would be.

“I’ll look into it,” Camilla replied, about the sustainable leather. Considering the older girl had been honest about not converting to a meat-free diet, Myfanwy had no reason to suspect she was being dishonest about her assurance that she would at least consider shopping more sustainably in future. That was enough to satisfy the Lyra for the time being.

When Camilla apologised for a second time and then wished Myffi luck with her efforts, the fifth year felt that they parted on good terms. Admittedly it was never especially desirable to be verbally attacked because of your beliefs, but Myfanwy had been prepared for it. She had handled the situation well and even managed to successfully impart some information and advice, so overall she was pleased with the encounter.

As she watched Camilla retreat, Myffi considered that she’d only been at the school a few months, really, and already she had set up an organic agricultural club, and now she was connecting with students about the food that their school supplied. She had never particularly considered herself to be an activist, but she couldn’t deny that she was enjoying the thrill of witnessing results from her actions, like ripples across a pond. She didn’t know whether she was really of a suitable temperament to start campaigns and work towards a goal more tangible and definite than merely spreading information, but perhaps if the school was to start offering free range eggs, at the very least, she might feel satisfaction to know she had instigated a real, positive change.

  • I prefer my truth - Camilla, Wed Dec 13 16:16
    It was safe to say and assume that Camilla Grace Baird was selfish enough that she didn't care about what Myffi was telling her now. She was glad and relieved that the younger girl had accepted her... more
    • Truth is not subjective - Myffi, Wed Dec 20 09:31
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