The Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything (according to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... and marathoners like myself who run 42.2K)

The Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything (according to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... and marathoners like myself who run 42.2K)

I’ve often heard people ask something along the lines of what is the answer to life? Sometimes, that question comes in the form of what is the meaning of life? However, I had an epiphany today that there was no answer to life because life is the answer.

Whatever you want to get out of life, you’ve got to live it to get it! You can’t expect it to come free and you should not expect to be entitled to it. If it did come free, it’d be less meaningful than if you had to earn it, anyway, so go out and get it. Go for it and work for it!

If you don’t know what you want out of life, which may put you in the majority rather than the minority unlike many might think, then just live life. Live a full life! Take some risks. Don’t be afraid to fail, because as an traditional Chinese proverbs says:

Failure is not about falling down, it’s about not getting back up.

But perhaps before that, take my official personal life motto (among many unofficial ones):

The best thing you can give someone, including yourself, is a chance.

Get yourself a chance first before worrying about failing. Worrying about failing will only contribute to the likelihood of a self-fulfilling prophecy as you’d be doing something not fully focused on it with part of your mind thinking about failing.

Finally, if you have aspirations of having to hurt or kill people for what you want out of life, or sacrificing yourself for it, remember, life is the answer. Not death.

So then, given life is the answer, what are your questions?

If you want that a little less metaphorical, what are the questions your life will answer?

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.2

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