Yesterday afternoon, while my wife had gone to a nearby mall to buy some shoes, I stayed home and had some fun flying like a butterfly from flower to flower on the Internet. I love to surf the Web—the unexpected is always the most expected.
I found a warm and tender blog dubbed, Bohemian Sentiments authored by a blogger from the Philippines under the name of Lady From Manila. On one of her blog posts she included a quotation from John Lennon that captured my attention. It interested me so much, I decided I just had to share it with you today.
This is what John Lennon said about the construct of happiness:
“When I was five 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.”
The pursuit of happiness is a powerful motive to live. It was considered so essential to the existence of the human being, that the Founding Fathers decided to include these words in the Constitution of the United States. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
John Winston Lennon, who was this man? John Lennon was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of the Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Together with Paul McCarthy, he formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.
At around 10:50 p.m. on December 8, 1980, as Lennon and his wife Joko Ono returned to their New York apartment, Mark David Chapman shot him in the back four times at the entrance to the building. Lennon was taken to the emergency room of the nearby Roosevelt Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:07 p.m. At that very moment in time, the world went dark. A bright star in the sky ceased to twinkle.
Be happy, that’s what’s it all about. Good Day. 🙂