Carpe Diem – Keating and Lennon!

Carpe Diem: Seize the Day.

It is only in their dreams that men truly be free,
It was always thus, and always thus will be. (Keating)

What a profound implication these words have! Free will, free thinking…sheer freedom! This is the kind of a philosophy that we need to inculcate in our world. This is the kind of philosophy that can spawn a generation of wise, innovative and truly intellectual humans. This is the kind of philosophy that will inspire people to provide solutions to the evils of the world.

These words also remind me of John Lennon’s Imagine which also talks of the wonders of dreaming, of free thinking and a free world.

Imagine

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 isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace…

Imagine no possesions,
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 Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you’ll join us,
And the world will live as one.
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Writen by: John Lennon

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