“Our goal is to change the negative dialogue about our world, by pointing people to insight and innovations going uncelebrated and being missed by most.”
We are a team of ordinary people who have come together to grow a global community around sharing stories that signal great progress and beauty in the world; stories that would inspire awe in almost anyone.
In short, we think of our site as a “place” on the web where everyone is welcome, and they can expect to find evidence of an almost impossibly bright future for us all. And we aim to be the nicest place on the internet! To accomplish that challenging feat, we simply follow four principles:
- We will be a place for all, with no political or commercial agenda.
- We will only use sources and include outbound links to, long-trusted places of knowledge and goodwill on the web.
- Because we have no commercial angle, you will never battle obnoxious advertising distractions.
- You will always leave EWC with a spring in your step. We write in a way that feels as though you have had coffee with a very nice, really smart friend.
That seems to be a recipe that people are searching for!
On May 25, 2018, inspired users began celebrating that Ever Widening Circles existed and we made it to the front page of Reddit! 1.7 million search requests crashed our developer’s servers in the coveted “Reddit Hug of Death”. We could not be happier as we viewed that as our “proof of concept” day. Hope and curiosity were alive and well!
That’s when the real work began: it became our obligation to get the EWC message out to people around the world who are still hopeful and curious. And to let people know that EWC is a place they can visit for peace-of-mind, inspiration, trusted information and connection.
And what’s our name all about?
Ever Widening Circles takes its name from the ripples that radiate outward when you toss one pebble into a pond. We believe knowledge and inspiration can change the world in the same way; one insight at a time.
Yes, we know there’s plenty to worry about in the news cycle, but there is also exciting progress slipping by, missed by most.
In fact, we often sit back and look at the over 900 articles we’ve written and wonder what the world would look like if everyone just knew about these things, much less all the wonders we have in our bullpen, yet written about.
People would feel like we do: that possibility is all around us.
“Think of Ever Widening Circles (EWC) as a museum of the most insightful innovations and work of remarkably good people: a place where the very best wonders and ideas can be found.”
-Dr. Lynda Ulrich, DMD, Founder
Have a look around the site and after scrolling down our homepage, dabbling in our “circles”, or browsing our archives, you’ll see that the potential in our world and in each other, is boundless. Most importantly, dive into a few articles you think you won’t be interested in (no really, try it!) and you’ll understand why all those Reddit folks shared our excitement.
We are curating the best of the web for you very carefully, not churning out the mediocre.
We publish only one polished piece every other day: some include extraordinary videos, or feature the best TED Talks, podcasts, works by radically creative artists, news about new innovations, inspirational stories of kindness or ingenuity, and more.
We’ve even recently launched a version of our website for classrooms around the world! (Check out EWCed.com if you are a parent, teacher or an avid student.)
We’re proving that it’s still an amazing world…
“We are building something together that never existed before, and can change the future: one mind expanded, one new connection, one creative spark at a time.” -Dr. Lynda, DMD, Founder