Life is a Process, not a Destination

I learn lots of life’s lessons from golf and my efforts to improve.   Just when I figure that I have something figured out that will really improve my game the Golf God’s say "No, you don’t!"    The message is that golf is a continuous process and each improvement creates new challenges.  Life is the same.  One would think that at some stage the meaning of life, the universe and everything would become clear.  However I find with every new insight I am faced with new questions and doubts.  I conclude that the journey is what life, the universe and everything is all about. 

In the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the answer came back 56 on the meaning of life, the universe and everything.  However the super intelligence thought the question was what is six time eight, and got the answer wrong.  So it is always a great reminder that I may have the question wrong, and then I may still get the answer wrong.  However the four books of the trilogy were all about the journey to get the wrong answer and it was a great trip.

I must keep reminding myself that the joy is in the journey.  We may not always find a happy journey, but the joy of living through it all remains.   As Jackie Gleason used to say, "How sweet it is!"

  1. Graham Boundy Reply

    42, (forty-two) not 56
    Don’t Panic (in nice friendly letters) on the back cover
    and the Hitchikers Guide entry for the Planet Earth is “mostly harmless”

  2. Stephen Reply

    Would this be a little Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Speak.
    I always Like X=8

  3. Jim Reply

    I must be the super intellence because I got both the question and the answer wrong. How about that?

  4. Maida Reply

    Small factual point: the answer to life, the universe, and everything is actually 42 (as you will find if you search google for “the answer to life the universe and everything) and the question was 6*9. Of course this doesn’t in any way affect the substance of the post!

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