Headscratchers: John Lennon
- John Lennon's Imagine from Imagine. Imagine everything is meaningless, and people only live for the moment. Plus, nothing to kill or die for? That means there's no freedom and no love. And this is supposed to be a Hope For A Better World song.
- The Fridge Logic of that song is that what he's describing is his own personal Boring Heaven, while mentioning the idea of heaven as one of the evil influences on life. Of course, he's talking about people striving towards a heaven after life, as opposed to trying to create heaven-as-a-place-on-earth (oooh, baby, do ya know what that's worth? sorry...)
- To avoid internet backdraft We'll shorten it down to this, Lennon seems to have believed that it would be a utopia, whether or not that is true or not, is not going to be discussed here.
- It seems significant that the original person who posted this apparently thinks that freedom and love can't possibly exist without people killing each other or dying for them. When the song itself implores the listener to imagine a world where there could be love and freedom without death and destruction. Perhaps such a concept is beyond the boundaries of their imagination.
- I think the OP was pointing out that most good things, such as freedom and love, are things people see as worth killing or dying for, not that they can only exist if you kill or die for them. A lot of romance stories revolve around the idea that love is worth dying for, after all.
- But the whole point of dying for something is that you eliminate a threat to it. If there are no threats to love or freedom, how can you kill or die for them? You already have them, and they're not going to be taken away.
- "everything is meaningless" OP sounds like one of those victims of religious propaganda who thinks that death is what gives meaning to life, what a pitiful joke!
- On a different note for the same song David Bowie did a cover why cant I buy this.