This week, a Kindling reader reached out with a request. She wanted Kindling’s Timeline of Human Genius to switch from the B.C./A.D. system (which comes from Christian traditions) to B.C.E/C.E. which is more inclusive and better reflects Kindling’s ethos. I realized pretty quickly that she was absolutely right: The B.C.E./C.E. system does speak better to Kindling’s values. I figured out a way to make the switch painlessly and I did it that same day.
The whole interaction made me wonder: Have I communicated clearly enough how much I want to collaborate with you all on making Kindling meaningful and inspiring?
I loved getting this email. I loved hearing that someone cared enough to request a change. And I loved finding a new way to more fully realize Kindling’s purpose and vision that I wouldn’t have thought of.
Do you all have any more ideas like this?
- White folks: We are all the problem. It’s not just the overt racists. It’s not just the cops. It’s not just the president. Racism lives inside us all. It is the air we breathe and the water we swim in. Read More »
- There is no objective definition of humanity. There is no objective time when humanity began. These are all stories we created for ourselves to help make sense of our world. Read More »
- 155 businesses, representing five million employees and a combined market capitalization of over $2 trillion USD, are urging governments around the world to develop economic recovery policies responding to COVID-19 that also advance climate goals over the short- and long-terms. Read More »
- Earlier this month, social media giant Twitter announced a new policy counteracting unchecked misinformation and harmful content on its platform. This week, it begun implementing its new policy on the highest stage possible - warning users against President Trump's reckless and unsubstantiated claims. Read More »