Monday Inspiration 5.5.14 – Imagine

I decided to do something a little different for today’s Monday Inspiration.

“Imagine” by John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

4 thoughts on “Monday Inspiration 5.5.14 – Imagine

  1. I agree it is what most poeple want – in terms of outcome. However, I don’t think we have any chance of ever getting there, except personally with a belief in a supreme being. The problems that exist are far too much a part of the physical world we inhabit. For instance, some areas have mineral resources that other areas don’t. This will ineveitably lead to a difference in wealth. So will geography – those in colder climates require more wealth to simply stay warm and safe. Therefore someone would have to sit down and distrbute wealth evenly. Does evenly mean same amount of wealth or equal standards of living? You see, we are pretty incompetent at the governments we currently have – let alone attemptng the greater responsiblility that would come with such a wealth distribution. Besides, mankind responds strongly to a meritocracy – where you get more (wealth, fame, ease , standard of living, etc) by working harder and contributing more. Via Darwin, we have evolved that way. It took 100’s of thousands of years for us to get where we are and trying to go against that is a recipe for disaster. I think that rather than ruling out religion, Lennon’s vision would be better applied to heaven itself instead of life without heaven. I could totally get behind that.

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  2. I’ve always thought this is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. It’s difficult for me to hear it without tearing up. Glad you posted it. 🙂

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