Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once – Lillian Dickson
About the Author
Drew is a husband and father who enjoys the grand challenge of uncovering life’s hidden rulebook, and using it to get the most out of his own curious adventure. He spent most of his career as a senior IT executive and is currently taking time off to time learning new things, finding cool new experiences to enjoy, and playing games with his family.
Why This Site Exists – The Short Version
The short answer of why This Curious Adventure exists is the same as on the home page. This Curious Adventure is the product of my 20+ year quest to uncover life’s hidden rulebook.
If you would like the slightly longer version of why this site exists, keep reading below.
Why This Site Exists – The Slightly Longer Version
I often find myself thinking how incredible it is that I exist at all.
There is an amazingly improbable series of events that led to this moment. It started with the birth of our universe 13.8 billion years ago, which led, through many chance events, to the formation of our solar system out of the remains of generations of forgotten stars. 3.8 billion years ago sees the first life on earth, followed by the fits and starts of evolution, punctuated by mass extinctions wiping out just the right creatures at the just the right time, and ending up with the human species as we know it. Innumerable events could have turned out differently and we wouldn’t be here.
Whenever I question what is going on in my life, I always come back to this starting point – we are incredibly lucky just to be here.
Given that we are here, now what? As far as I can tell, life appears to be the equivalent of a grand game. Unfortunately one that comes without a rulebook. But if you look hard enough, I’m convinced the rules are there to found.
I’ve spent the last couple of decades sifting through ideas to find those short, simple, universal rules that can help me figure out who I wanted to be and how to get there.
Once I had kids, I wanted to give them ahead start by assembling my best guess on those rules and sharing it with them. The idea was that they could use it to get a jump start on what is, as far as we know, a journey with a limited time.
I thought that there might be people out there who could also use a starter kit for their own rulebook and suggestions on what to do about it, hence the creation of this site.
Wherever this curious adventure takes you, I hope that you find success. If any of the thoughts or tools on this site help you on your way, even better. And if you’d like to share any part of your story with me, I’d love to hear it. You can send me at note email@example.com.