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.

Enjoy this awesome video, from ONLY in JAPAN.

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 world wide 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.

Stay curious and optimistic!

~ Dr. Lynda

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  1. “The Story of Japanese Rice: The Amazing Grain 日本酒への道「米」★ ONLY in JAPAN #35.” YouTube. ONLY in JAPAN, 23 Aug. 2015. Web. 08 Dec. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwS2Gm26v-0>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world. Hear her latest conversations with thought leaders on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast--new episodes every Wednesday!