John Lennon On Life

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
part of the lyric of "Beautiful Boy"

As always, John Lennon has made a comment that requires our attention. The elegance of this quote is obvious, yet profound. We spend all our time in pursuit of material things and become oblivious to the people around us. They become extraneous even as we proclaim that they are the most important things to us.
How often have any of us been guilty of this behavior? More importantly, have we regretted it later? Have we thought about calling a loved one only to get too caught up in other things that seem important at the time? Have we then made amends and done the right thing? I am guilty just like everyone else. I read the quote above and it made me stop and think about things. Can I do more to prove to the people I care about that they are in fact more important to me than any everyday occurrence?
There is no easy answer to this. Despite our best efforts we always get caught up in the whirlwind of things and forget that life is going on all around us. This quote should serve to remind us of the fact that Life, indeed, does go on around us while we are busy making other plans.
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Nov 28, 2012