I am still learning.
Those were reputedly the famous last words (apocryphal) of famed Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo and it captures the essence of what I hope The Avid Bookreader can become.
This is why I believe it is an apt name for The Avid Bookreader email newsletter.
So much to learn, so little time…
As humans, we are (or should be) continuously learning. Every single day. But the world is messy.
We live in the Information Age. Where we are inundated with information and have never had more access to data and knowledge. Period.
Enter the Internet.
Thank God for the Internet.
A learner’s dream. An inexhaustible sea of information at your fingertips, tirelessly organized and indexed thanks to millions of spiders crawling the Web 24/7.
Yet it’s also a learner’s nightmare.
Daunting and convoluted owing to its sheer size and magnitude. A tangled web of information and misinformation all intermingled together like a needle in a haystack.
It has been estimated there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated every single day. That translates to some 2,500,000 Terabytes!
That in turn translates to some 42,500,000,000 hours of music…
Those are outrageous numbers.
Put another way – you could never learn it all during your lifespan.
Indeed one can barely even scratch the surface. The human lifespan is far too short for that.
Even just navigating this Tangled Web of All the Knowledge in the World gets tiring and wearies the mind, body and soul.
Curated for you.
Life is short and there’s so much to learn.
So why not outsource and let someone else be your curator?
What makes me qualified to curate for you?
Nothing in particular.
I’m just a regular person like you trying to navigate the complexities of the world.
I’m not saying I’m the best qualified in this or anything.
I’m just a guy with a love for learning sharing what he is learning and other cool stuff I come across each week.
If you happen to share the same interests as me and find it valuable then that’s gratefully all the qualification I could ever hope for.
That would align with my purpose of starting The Avid Bookreader.
If I could just help one person each day learn one new thing, that would put a smile on my face knowing I’ve helped a person improve themself, if ever so slightly.
Furthermore I have been kind of doing something like this for awhile now anyway for my wife.
I am pretty excited to try out a new iteration of this in a newsletter format.
If only I thought of this sooner but hey good ideas take time to incubate in your head.
I look forward to hearing feedback from you on how I can improve it!
Every week I send out a list of 7 things I think are worth sharing — the 7 coolest things I learned or found interesting for the week, delivered straight to your inbox.
It’s free. No spam. Promise.
You can unsubscribe whenever you want.
7 easy steps.
- The world is messy. There’s TMI. Why bother? Just outsource.
- Join newsletter. Curated for you.
- Learn/discover cool stuff. Or have a chuckle.
- Bask in your increased IQ.
- Flex your increased IQ on others 💪
Bonus: it is a great honor to have your attention in an acute post-attention scarcity world.
As a bonus to welcome you and thank you for subscribing you will also receive my free cheat sheet, How to Read More Effectively: The 12 Things I Do to Get the Most Out of My Reading
Happy Reading 📚