the ultimate question

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

Being a soldier is more than just about fighting in war. It’s about handling difficulties. It’s about constantly being on the move even when you are tired. It is about protecting your comrades. It is about containing your anger in difficulty. It is about discipline. It is about management, leadership, camaraderie. It is about being human.

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These are my thoughts when I was trying to find the answer to the ultimate question. Everyone has their own reality and their own set of ultimate questions and corresponding answers.

I’m sharing mine with the hope that it helps you avoid some mistakes as you go through the ultimate journey that we call life.

Who am i?

Who I am doesn't matter. What I will do to make the world a better place matters. The ultimate answer doesn't matter. The journey you take to find your answers matters.

Don't be in a hurry to grow up

Never stop learning. What you learn about yourself and the world around you matters. The experiences you have matter.

It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to say “I don't know”.

It’s okay to make mistakes

As long as you’ve really understood the actual nature of the mistakes you made and learnt from them. It’s okay 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 apologize 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.

Don’t panic. Relax. Give your wounds time to heal. Find your balance.

It'll get tougher and tougher, until it becomes very easy. Keep at it. Don't give up. Try again. 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.


Things I've tried to balance at some point in my life.


The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy.


Don’t remember your passwords.

Here’s why..


Let’s write a poem.

A poem about you, written by you, read by no one else other than you.

It is only then that the real answers will come out.

Here are some examples.


If you were to read one article this month, this must be it.


This comment on Hacker News by phuff


Something I had saved from Hacker News


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