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What ‘Do Nothing’ Farming Can Teach Us About Living a Good Life

What could grow if we stopped forcing everything to be perfect?

Photo: Kathrin Ziegler/Getty Images

In 1937, a Japanese agricultural scientist named Masanobu Fukuoka was hospitalized with a terrible case of pneumonia. Confronted with the possibility of his own death, Fukuoka spiraled into an existential crisis that lasted long after he was discharged…

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.