In the past 100 years, life expectancy has increased by about 30 years. What this means is that if we stop learning in our late 20s, we will have nearly 60 years of stagnation. That doesn’t sound healthy to me.
On the flip side, consider that it takes 7-8 years to become fluent in even the most stringent professions: an M.D. for medicine, J.D. for law, P.E. for engineering, CFA for finance, and so on. In the 30 additional years of lifespan alone, that’s about 4 new areas of expertise that can be obtained if we keep learning continuously.
The name Newcula comes from the (functionally) immortal jellyfish turritopsis nutricula. Its secret to immortality is it’s ability to revert back to its childhood stage after reaching maturity. Imagine if a butterfly became a caterpillar again, in a never-ending cycle of re-metamorphosis.
The immortal jellyfish symbolizes the belief that if we can be continuously learning, and approaching everything as a beginner, we shall never grow old.
Newcula seeks to absorb and explain ideas and concepts so that we can keep growing by continuously acquiring relevant knowledge, and to relentlessly upgrade our brain software in order to make better decisions more often, and learn to thrive in our world.
“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
– Richard Feynman
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