Sample Newsletter — Morning Renard
Article — How the Early Human was a Perfect Entrepreneur
Curiosity (from Latin curiosus “careful, diligent, curious,” akin to cura “care”) is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in human and many animal species.
We are living in extraordinary times: societies have established cultural grounds that organize how we, as humans, should interact, making it easier for us to find jobs and have fun. Technology has become an important asset, too, allowing us to creep on other sexes and acquire knowledge with a click of a button.
This doesn’t mean we’re having the time of our lives. People are miserable due to lots of reasons. Stagnant economies play a major rule in defining people’s happiness. Jobs that lack purpose turn one’s life into a living misery. Our daily routine also became a huge setback: we don’t look around anymore. We are focused on our lifeless gadgets and that’s it.
As a response to these tough personal and global conditions, a rising need for a newer, more revolutionary lifestyle was taking place.
Entrepreneurship evolved into an escape gate to find meaning and figure out one’s mission in life.
Entrepreneurship is not a how-to guide to launch a successful business and be rich as hell. It’s more of an attitude towards life. Most entrepreneurs enjoy similar traits that stem from an appreciation towards our universe and a desire to explore and notice every possible thing their eyes could grasp. They don’t take the current system we’re living in for granted, that’s why they’re always on the hunt, producing and discussing new ideas that make our lives easier. Entrepreneurs are having fun too: they are basically the heroes of their own stories. It’s more of a Sherlock’s lifestyle than Dwight Schrute’s.
That’s why I want you to pay attention to this: entrepreneurs have an early man’s instinct.
Early humans kicked ass. They discovered and controlled fire 350,000 years ago. Scientists suggest that if it wasn’t for using fire to cook food, human brains wouldn’t have developed into what they’re today. Fire also played a large part in saving us from deadly creatures attacks and helped our ancestors to transform the earth into a more habitable, friendly place. A place without fire (light) at night was surely an awkward place. As a result, fire created larger social groups that used to live together. This resulted in what we call now communities.
Do you realize that if it wasn’t for fire, Facebook wouldn’t have been created?
Can you see this long, amazing chain?
You’re probably sitting on your laptop inside a well-protected house while reading this piece. There are tons of technological advancements waiting literally for your fingertips to work. Have you thought about how these devices became a reality? They all happened thanks to the early humans, the ones who appreciated the principle of uncertainty. The misfits who once thought about language, flying, and electricity.
Was the early human bound to cultural norms and perception of others like ourselves? Did he/she believe in a certain belief/system and never tried to iterate it?
“I guess we should stay inside our caves at night. We can’t see anything. Too much crazy stuff out there”
Said no early human ever.
Life is not boring. Our personalities are. Our crisis lies within taking life for granted. It’s not. We have to earn every breath we’re taking.
We will be eventually surprised by what we can accomplish, exactly like the early man did before with the exploration of fire.
“When I was a little kid, I was really scared of the dark. But then I sort of came to understand: okay, well, dark just means really, the absence of photons in the visible wavelength 400–700 nanometers. Then I thought: it’s really silly to be afraid of a lack of photons. Then I wasn’t afraid of the dark after that.” — Elon Musk