John Lennon: When I grow up…

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

John Lennon

Photo: Jack Mitchell, Wikipedia commons.

2 thoughts on “John Lennon: When I grow up…

  1. butterflymumma

    It’s funny, I was thinking about two minutes ago of the day John Lennon was shot and how the whole world seemed to be going into shock. I hardly knew who John Lennon was (think I was maybe 10 at the time), but I could feel the importance of events. This week, with the passing of Robin Williams, feels same, except I get exactly why it matters now. The good/bad of being a grown up…

  2. roweeee Post author

    I remember when Elvis died. I was about 4 and that was a big deal. John Lennon I remember but of course Princess Dianna just stopped the world. The morning that Robin Williams died, my kds and set the TV on the record their show and like a poltergeist it started off on one channel and mentioned the tragic death of Robin Williams but didn’t get a chance to elaborate before it somehow switched itself over to another non-commercial channel and I was left to Google events. He was 63 wasn’t a bad innings but to lose him to suicide, that really is tragic. While most of the TV commentary I heard concentrated on his ability to make people laugh. However, many of the characters he played were also very inspirational mentors like in Dead Poet’s Society, Good Will Hunting. Shame he could save himself with their advice which has connected with millions.
    A very sad and tragic loss for his family, friends and people everywhere.
    xx Ro

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