John Lennon Poem – The Meaning of Life

In motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Here is a good break from your current stressful workflow. Reading this poem from John Lennon about the meaning of life…it does make me realize …when we are kids we are told anything is possible….yet….as we get older – more and more of our friends and colleagues and family members tell us that we need to “grow up” and think realistically.

I never want to grow up!

Read below:

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”.

Then they told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.


– John Lennon

Its true….my parents just want me to be happy. Our friends….life is too short. What is it for, to accumulate wealth and die? Or is it to experience life and share with others.

I really hope it is the 2nd…but then again, on my deathbed I don’t want to have any regrets…and for the most part…I believe I am going the hard way in life and not listening to everyone around me.

Like Steve Jobs says – we need to look in the mirror every day and make sure we are living the life we want to live.

Maybe I will be a blogger writing his last blog post I hope to continue to share like this blogger did…hopefully make some people realize what are we really stressing about.