Considered one of the strongest men on the planet, Patrick Babourmian is a vegan and as evident in his monologue in this video find compassionate the foundation of his strength.
Below is transcribed his words from the video.
Strength must build up not destroy. It should outdo itself, not others who are weaker. Used without responsibility it causes nothing but harm and death. I can lift the heaviest weights, but I cannot lift the responsibility off my shoulders, because the way we use our strength defines our fate.
What traces will I leave on my path into the future. Do we really have to kill in order to live?
My true strength lies in not seeing weakness as weakness. My strength needs no victims. My strength is my compassion.