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Thomas E. | Tom E., a Patient and Knowledgeable Mathematics Tutor for YouTom E., a Patient and Knowledgeable Math...
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According to Deep Thought (From Douglas Adam's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), the answer to the great question is....42.


The real question then, according to Deep Thought, is what is the ultimate question (to which the answer is 42). To which Douglas Adams says "You multiply six by nine" (page 306 of the five novels in one collection). 

As many of us know in base 10 (counting numbers) six times nine does not equal fourty two, it in fact, equals fifty four. 

Quoted from Wikipedia, this is what happened, "Douglas Adams was asked many times why he chose the number 42. Many theories were proposed, including the fact that 42 is 101010 in binary code, the fact that light refracts off water by 42 degrees to create a rainbow, to fact that light requires 10-42 seconds to cross the diameter of a proton.[6] Adams rejected them all. On November 3, 1993, he gave an answer[7] on
The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do'. I typed it out. End of story."

All in all, I think that about sums up life. Someone will do something and you'll either take it as it is without much fuss, or you'll run wild coming up with explanations that really aren't what happened. Regardless of what you choose, it is a choice, and you are the one to make it. 

William S. | Experienced scientist, mathematician and instructor - WilliamExperienced scientist, mathematician and...
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Jesus replied: “?‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’...."

Taco, I do not know if you are a "religious" person or not.  In a sense, it doesn't really make any difference.  The mistake most people make is to refer to Christianity as a "religion."  It's not, Taco: It's a relationship between the individual believer and God the Father, creator of the universe; God the Son, Jesus Christ, the world's Redeemer; and God the Holy Spirit, the One Who sanctifies the faithful.
Get that relationship right, Taco, and every other relationship in your life cannot do anything but improve.
Matthew L. | CELTA Certified TOEFL TutorCELTA Certified TOEFL Tutor
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Aristotle argued that we are willing to sacrifice many things, but never happiness. Therefore, happiness is the goal of life. [Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle]

He defines happiness, not as a fleeting moment, but the whole of life lived well.

How can you live well? He writes that we must use our mind, living above the everyday pursuits of plants and animals.

Augustine took this thought further by recognizing the limitations of the human mind. Philosophy can take us to the bridge, but Religion helps us cross over to the life we were designed for: 

"God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you." --Augustine

For example, there are many things you use. However, they all pass away. The egg McMuffin you ate for breakfast is no more. The kiss you enjoyed with your girlfriend this evening is a passing memory. The one constant is God. Therefore, if you place your affections in the passing moment you will feel restless; in contrast, if you look to the good things of this world as gifts from God, you will turn every moment into honor and thanks to Him and deepen your attachment to Him who is permanent. You will build your life on God, and progressively live the way you were intended.[On Christian Teaching, Augustine]


Jill S. | Art and/or Reading TutorArt and/or Reading Tutor

Life is what you make of it.  You get out what you put in and you deal with the consequences of you successes and failures accordingly.

Robbi N. | A Word With YouA Word With You
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To quote a famous writer's last words, "What is the question?"