Bright and early, after having breakfast we headed to a farm which is not far from where we are staying but is far from what we expected, Just Living Farm. Before having a tour around the farm, we sit down and had a good conversation with the owner of the farm and a white man, Dave.
“What does justice have to do with your major?” he asked. This question seems simple but it got stuck in my head and made me keep questioning myself “what can I do with my major to make the society become more just?”, which is something I have never thought of before.
Having the discourse with Dave about theology and the history behind that had led to white supremacy, the system that has been a benefit to the White and neglect the Black and indigenous, I started to realize that there are unjust systems and policies that should have done better. I have learnt so much from Dave, the wise man, that I could not put into certain words.
After a meaningful conversation, Dave gave a walk around the farm and explained to us how his farm works. It is so interesting to me that we, humans, are made of just water and minerals. We should take care of the animals and plants as we want to be treated because we are nothing better than them. I am so fascinated by how a full land of grasses can grow from soil that seemed like nothing.
The last key takeaway before we left the farm was that instead of blaming and complain the systems that already existed, we, the younger generation, should do something to make it better and that is what we are going to keep asking ourselves throughout the immersion and after that.