I finally got the chance to go see “The Hicthhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” I’ve already read the book, which was a trilogy in 5 parts. Yes, it being in 5 parts defeats the purpose of a trilogy, but that’s where the humour lies. The book is about a journey a guy goes on, after the Earth is blown up to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
I found the novel to be very funny and interesting. Some of the things mentioned in it are very intriguing. It looks at life from a different perspective. A perspective that we would not call normal mainly because it’s just outrageous and unheard of. For instance, the Hitchhiker’s guide, which is a book in the novel, explains how to fly. In order to fly, you basically “throw yourself at the ground and miss.” Wierd way of looking at it, but it does make sense. Take some time and think about that, you might need a lot of time to fully comprehend the issue, but it’ll slowly sink in.
The novel also mentions the answer to “Life, the Universe, and Everything.” A civilization wanted to know the answer so they built a computer that could give them the answer, but the answer they were looking for didn’t make any sense to them. The computer explained that, it didn’t make any sense because they didn’t know what the actual question was in the first place. So they wanted to know the question. But in order to give them the question, another computer, one that was more powerful had to be built and it would take 10 million years to come up with the question. That computer was known as Earth. After 10 million years of waiting, the “Ultimate” question was about to be revealed when all of a sudden the Earth was blown up to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
The question the civilization asked the computer was, “What is the meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything?” The computer answered, “42.” You’re probably sitting there scratching your head. 42? It doesn’t make any sense does it? But maybe that’s the point to Life, the Univerise and Everything that it doesn’t have to make sense. That things don’t need a reason for happening, they happened juss because they happened. Why must there be reason? It’s the inner curiosity of the subconscious mind that questions thing. If you are going sit there and look for a meaning to every single detail, you will miss out on the larger picture. Like the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” And that’s just describing a 6×10 photograph. Life, on the other hand, is worth more than words.