• Bethany Smeltzer

What is the Ultimate Question?

When I was a freshman in high school, the movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy came out. The answer to life was 42 but the ultimate question was never answered. I was watching it just the other day and it made me think about all the questions that high schools have in regards to life and what is next.





Every student has a different "ultimate question" and maybe that question changes or you have multiple questions. Some of them are simple and others are complicated:

  • What classes should I take?

  • Should I play/ tryout for this sport?

  • Should I join a club (another club)?

  • Do I need/ want a job?

  • Do I want to take any honors/ AP classes?

  • What do I want to be when I grow up?

  • Where do I want to go to college?

  • Do I want to go to college?

The first 5 are setting the stage for the last 3 questions. Your "ultimate question" will alter in your phases of high school (and in life) as will the answers to the question.


As you ask yourself these questions, other people will have input that may help or take away from you finding your answers. Your true answer will usually be the first one that comes to mind, the one that you keep leaning towards over and over again.


Keep asking yourself questions and looking for your answers.


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