A sense of isolation is at the root of human experience and suffering, a foundational element of what it is to be human.
Humanity is Beautiful
Kindling Founder & Director Peter Schulte is writing a book about humanity’s emergent genius from the first fire to today’s good news. The book – entitled “Humanity is Beautiful” – examines humanity’s limiting stories about itself; unearths a new, more helpful story; and inspires possibility and action for a brighter tomorrow. Here Kindling patrons can read early excerpts and drafts.
Without instinct, human flourishing would be impossible. Humanity itself would not be possible. We are permanently indebted and connected to our biological forebears – non-human primates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, plants, fungi, bacteria, and countless others – for this wonderful gift of instinct for which we can claim no credit.