I have been thinking how to convince small farmers that they are facing a big opportunity, and if they will use this opportunity, it will strengthen the socio-economic position of their farms. First of all this chance depends on their own activities and initiative, not that of the government, and their appreciation of the value of what they have. If we don’t take any action, we will be blamed by future generations that we allowed the destruction of Polish traditions, culture, and the countryside landscape, and voluntarily allowed colonization by the EU. Based on my observations during my visits to Western Europe and the U.S.A., I can state that in general the Polish countryside is rich. This is a quite shocking statement, because for many years we have been taught that the Polish countryside is poor and backward, and that we need to modernize, chemisize and urbanize the countryside. The propaganda was so strong that we as countryside people believed it, forgetting that we are the citizens of these villages, and that these foreign ideas were imposed by a small but strong group of business people. Why is it like this? Simply because the interests of countryside people and these business people are different.