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Tristan da Cunha

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This week, I came across a good news story about Tristan da Cunha creating one of the largest marine protected areas in the world. What caught me off guard was that I’d never actually heard of Tristan da Cunha before. 

It turns out Tristan da Cunha is a 250-person country in the middle of the Atlantic. The small islands are among the most remote human habitations on Earth. Who knew!

It reminded me that no matter how much I learn, no matter how wise I might become, no matter what I do, my maps – of my world, of my self, of my beliefs of right and wrong, of anything – will never be perfectly accurate, will never be fully complete.

What else have I left off my maps? What truth have I yet to discover?

Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the founder and editor of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, son, and cat.

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