Today's title is inspired by one of my favourite documentary videos, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.
It all started with a television interview at a kindergarten in 2008. The reporter asked a six-year-old boy whose interest is farming, "What's the key to be a good farmer? " The boy answered in confident: "Sunshine, soil and a kind heart." That's the moment I decided to know more about this unusual little boy. Then I found there's a playlist on YouTube, '農業大好き少年', each video is shorter than 10 minutes recording the boy's two years farming life.
After watching the video, I opened 200WaD and decided to write down something. He learned all his life lessons from nature, sunshine, soil and seeds, while farming with his grandfather, an experienced old farmer.
"Nothing is easy, you should be patient." "I am too young to rest all day." "It's important to work in a smart way." When talking with the reporter, those words flew from his mouth while his little face full of proud and determination. I was touched.
He is so young but an expert of farming, and his dream is to make his contribution to Japan's agriculture. Most importantly, he is not alone. There are many little kids around his age focusing their own farms and eating their homegrown vegetables. They had chances to communicate with each other through the TV show. When they separated, they encouraged each other "keep on farming to harvest."