I was reminded of a story from John Lennon’s life this morning as I was reflecting on a post on a friend’s blog. I’m not entirely sure if this is real or fictional but I thought I’d share it anyway. When he was a 2nd grader, they were sent home with assignments to think about what they wanted to be when they grow up. They were supposed to write this on a piece of paper. The entire class did. Many others put in glamorous professions, spoke of wealth and prosperity.
John’s answer was simple though – be happy was all his note said. His teacher said he didn’t understand the exercise.
He walked away feeling she didn’t understand life..
That story brings me to this brilliant video..