John Lennon saw the world differently. Even aged 5.

April 30, 2015

Where to start with John Lennon?

A god to many. An innovator. A philosopher. A rascal. An astounding songwriter. A witty man. A pacifist. A dreamer. A leader. I could go on.

He did so many amazing things before one of life’s obsessive, unstable, out-of-control brigade came along and ended his life.

I recently came across this quote from him. It’s such a great way to look at the world.

John Lennon's fantastic approach to life

John Lennon’s fantastic approach to life

It reminded me of a Great George Bernard Shaw quote:

“Some men see things as they are, and say why?

I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

I love the laser-like single-mindedness of John Lennon’s quote. I love that he stuck to his beliefs and rebuffed his teacher who told him to think the same way as everyone else. We need people who see things differently. We need dreamers and people who see the good in everything. We need more people like John Lennon.

Try it today.

The first problem that comes along, just roll with it. Don’t let it upset you or throw you off your stride. Just step up, deal with it and move on. You might even want to try whistling as you go, just to show others that it’s always possible to remain happy.

It’s just a state of mind. You can be happy too if you think that way.

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