During the World Exposition in Japan, a giant “fruit tree” was exhibited at the front gate. But the “fruit tree” was actually a tomato plant that bore over five thousand tomatoes because it was grown hydroponically. Tomatoes are usually grown in soil, a medium which limits the growth of roots and the size of plant. A change in environment, from soil to water, allowed this plant to grow to its true potential. We might consider: Is the usual always the best? What would be “the water” for empowering people?
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