The ultimate answer
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.
Ask questions, but have faith
Be curious. Ask why and don't stop asking until you are satisfied with the answer.
It's tough to not question everything. But sometimes you need to have faith and just trust the process. Keep an open mind.
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.
Get the right mindset
Mindset > Approach. You cant have the right approach without the right mindset.
Thoughts are meaningless if your approach isn't correct. Your actions will be futile or hurtful, if you haven't thought them through.
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.
Act decisively. Make sure that you try your best that your actions don't hurt others.
Make memories. You die only when people forget that you ever existed. No one else knows your reality. Take charge of your life. Be thankful.
The glass is half full, not half empty. Be thankful that you have a glass.
There are so many people in the world who are less privileged than you.
Who can't sleep peacefully at night. Who don't have a roof to protect them from the storm. Who are forced into labor, marriage or slavery. Who can't walk. Who can't feel. Who are blind, even though they can see.
Be thankful for everything you have. Be content. You don't need much to be happy.
Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
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