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Imagine by John Lennon

  1. Quirinus profile image75
    Quirinusposted 5 years ago

    For you, is a world like that described in the song "Imagine" by John Lennon possible? How or how not?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would like it to be so, but we are animal by nature, survival of the fitest, so....I guess I will not see it so

  2. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago

    If only! Not possible...Mankind always screws up the simplest of things...like the world living as "one"!

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    just_curiousposted 5 years ago

    I can imagine a lot, but how on earth would we get there? It's not possible. People would have to put the good of the whole of humanity before their own self interest. I know, maybe, two people capable of doing that. I doubt more than 1 or 2 % of the world could even grasp the concept.

    Nope. You're a dreamer if you think it's possible. Not the only one, but definitely in the minority.

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      recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Although I agree generally I think your percentage is too low - there are many people prepared to put others before themselves, you just don't see them so much.

      Also like the concept of a god - 'Imagine' is about an imaginaary ideal to always work towards, not an ideal ending that can be made fact well not any time soon any way.

      I may be a dreamer, but I 'm not the only one.

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        just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ok. When I said maybe two I didn't actually know another one. You're my two.

        Maybe I was wrong on the percentage. smile

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          recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile  You should get out more, out here the real world is full of them.  I meet them all the time around the place.  In a a world that sees everything through the coloured glass of 'commodity' they can be hard to spot.  Looking through  'humanity' coloured glasses helps to see them.

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            just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You sound like hope. That's nice.

            1. Quirinus profile image75
              Quirinusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks for your inputs, just_curious: regarding your first response:
              Maybe we see a lot of people who are only out to work for their self-interest before the interest of others. But there is a saying that goes "to be giving, first find plenty." Perhaps if these people could learn to love themselves more (find joy and abundance within), then they can learn to be more loving of others as well.

      2. Quirinus profile image75
        Quirinusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like it when you mention about working towards an ideal.  I want to connect that to the idea from a book I'm reading that our desires (towards an ideal) are actually what creates eternity.  We have the world the way it currently is, we work towards an ideal, we get close to the ideal and the idea of the next ideal world becomes even better. In a similar manner, that technology evolved from one ideal to another.

  4. Quirinus profile image75
    Quirinusposted 5 years ago

    Am just wondering, WHAT IF, we put to use the formula of visualization (aka imagination) that so much have been written about?  And WHAT IF, everyone applied the formula to achieve a mass consciousness that will foster joy, peace and love? According to what has been written about the Law of Attaction, we can actually imagine (use our feelings enhanced by our imagination) things into being.  Just a thought.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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 that 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 that 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

      I think this what most of us we all feel deep down. It will take a lot of imagination and work to shrink religion down till the point where people can control it VS. Religion controlling us. Some claim Lennon was an atheists, he may have been at one time, or nobody knows accept himself.

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        just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey castle. Nice post. You realize, I don't know about any other religion, but that whole concept was supposedly the basis of christianity. It didn't work. Utopia will never work. We'll always screw it up. Kick the religionists off the planet and we'll find something else to take its place. The quest for power always trumps  the desire for peace and tranquility.

  5. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 5 years ago

    Nothing but a bunch of Commie propoganda.

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    jobswitchposted 5 years ago

    Man, as he is, and man as he would like to be, are complete strangers

 
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