Totally agree. It’s far harder to be kind than to be smart and win arguments. Even when I convince someone that eating vegan is right, they normall don’t do so. It’s only be tapping in to their desires do they change minds.
I often point to how a vegan diet has allowed me incredible endurance in marathon running — which shatters the “weak vegan” stereotype. I try to convince people through my actions that eating plant based will improve their lives.