Welcome to Kindling! We are a non-profit online magazine and newsletter that showcases social progress from around the world and throughout history so that you can transform outrage and despair into possibility and action.

Is humanity beautiful?

Whether it’s our wasteful lifestyles, bigotry and oppression, science denial, addiction to modern technology, skyrocketing population, or just good old-fashioned inherent sinfulness, we all seem to have a story about why we should be ashamed of ourselves. Are we right? Is this helpful?

THE LATEST SOCIAL PROGRESS

Our story of outrage and despair

Our collective story of outrage and despair at its core is a reflection of our fear that our very existence and ways of life are endangered, if not already lost.

The world is on fire

We should feel ashamed of what we’ve done and who we are. We are an abomination.

Time is not a flat circle

We are constantly developing new capacities, values, and ideas. Yet we also circle around through the same themes and challenges again and again.

Radical candor, in five minutes

We are often taught to be "professional" or "if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." In short, we learn to conceal rather than reveal our true feelings. Radical candor is the practice of revealing our whole selves to others - engaging authentically, directly, and with vulnerability.

Prologue

Think of this as a self-help book, not for you or any other one person, but for humanity itself.

Should we celebrate inadequate progress?

We best enable ourselves to take the much-needed big next steps when we remind ourselves that we are capable of change and in fact that it’s already happening.

Wooden skyscrapers, in five minutes

Leading architects around the world are excited about the prospect of using cross-laminated timber (CLT) to construct the 21 Century's skyscrapers. They believe new wood technology is not only capable of creating incredibly durable and safe buildings, but can play a vital role in reducing climate emissions and sequestering carbon.
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