Only in Japan: Rice Made Fascinating!

Posted on December 17, 2016 by Dr. Lynda

Every Saturday Around the World article here at EWC takes us on a little journey, but this article adds a bit of wonder about something most of us consider “ordinary.”

Image: Waving edges of Japanese rice paddy landscape
Source: Pixabay

Turns out, there’s nothing boring about the subject of rice in Japan!

After this piece, I’ll never eat rice again without thinking of the bigger picture involved. Today’s Saturday Around the World is a little fun, fascinating and expands us all, just by knowing more about something that is fundamental to another culture.

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What a nice little adventure! I had no idea.

And that’s kind of the point of our Saturdays Around the World articles here at Ever Widening Circles (EWC): we are changing the negative dialogue about our world by sharing things that connect us all, namely knowledge.

What if we knew more about the things that are fundamental to other cultures?

With the worldwide web at our fingertips, we should know more about each other than ever!

But in a very unfortunate twist in technology, the more the algorithms of the web curate what we each see, the more narrow our world gets.

Have you noticed the beginning of a global conversation about “truth”? Much of that starts with the fact that people really do not know as much about the world as they could.

It’s easy to bend the truth and promote fear when people do not share common knowledge about things like other culture, science, history, or current innovations in technology. So the negative 24-hour news cycle slowly beats us down.

There is a nice alternative!

I could go on about how knowledge is power, but I’d rather you see what I’ve found for yourself! Take some time to explore the website here at EverWideningCircles.com (EWC) and you may be delighted you’ve stumbled upon us!

We simply write about all the innovations and progress going on in the world that the mainstream media is completely ignoring.

Head to our homepage and scroll down through all the possibility and things to celebrate.

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If you are like many people, you’ll find that dropping into our articles once a day will transform your worldview. Turns out that across cultures and every other division, about 20% of people who visit us once, return for a daily dose of innovation and inspiration.

Join us again sometime!

Other ways to have a look around:

Scroll down to the very bottom of this page to find a few articles I can recommend.

Or try our  new “Surprise Me” button!

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And that’s all for today at Ever Widening Circles. Stay curious and optimistic!

~ Dr. Lynda

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