the ultimate question

Trying to find the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything

Who I am doesn't matter. Who I want to be matters. What I will do matters.

The ultimate answer doesn't matter. The journey you take to find your answers matters.

What you learn about yourself and the world around you matters. The experiences you have matter.

The mistakes you make as you have these experiences matter. Apologising for them matters. Learning from those mistakes matters.

Get up after you fall. Give your wounds time to heal. Find your balance. Try again. You fail only when you stop trying

Mindset matters. Approach matters. Thoughts matter. Actions matter. Your actions will be futile or hurtful, if you haven't thought them through. Your thoughts will be incorrect if your approach isn't correct. You cant have the right approach without the right mindset. Keep an open mind. Be curious. Ask questions.

Be aware that some answers might be beyond your understanding. Be aware that there are unknown unknowns – things you don't know that you don't know. Be humble. Keep an open mind. Get the right mindset.

Be curious. Ask why. Think critically. Brainstorm with people who understand you. Act decisively. Make sure that your actions don't hurt others. Live. Make memories. You die only when people forget that you ever existed.

Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

That is Douglas Adams' answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

Every one will have their own ultimate question(s) and corresponding answers.

You’re human. It’s ok.

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It’s ok to make mistakes, as long as you’ve really understood the actual nature of the mistakes you made and learnt from them.

It’s ok to lose the war, don’t lose the lesson.

Sometimes we’re in a hurry to say sorry. We’re in a hurry to be forgiven.

We apologise for the wrong thing.

This hurts the other person even more, because they feel that we never understood them.

You can’t rush the other person to forgive you. Seek forgiveness and give it time.

It’s ok.

Don't be in a hurry to grow up.

Allow yourself to find your balance. Allow yourself to say “i don't know”. Allow yourself to learn. Allow yourself to seek help. Allow yourself to relax. Allow yourself to make mistakes. Allow yourself to say sorry.

It’s ok. As long as you don't hurt anyone else.

You fail only when you stop trying.

Things I’ve learnt so far from life and the people who I’ve been lucky to have met so far.

Random on purpose.

Living document. Updated as and when I have learnt some more.

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Think deeply about the problem you are solving before you think broadly about the ways it can be solved.

And think broadly about the ways a problem can be solved before you think deeply about any one solution to the problem.