My Utopia

John Lennon’s Imagine means more to me than a mere song. It reflects what kind of an idealist I am, and what kind of world I would love to live in. Today, as Winamp was playing songs from my 3000 strong playlist, Imagine came up in the random shuffle after a long time. I realised that this song was buried under scores of western classical, western oldies of the 60s and trance; and I had quite forgotten about it.

Here’s Imagine, the world where I would be the happiest… My utopia.

Imagine by John Lennon

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

People don’t see me talking highly of my country… I get looks of “How can you disrespect the years of struggle India has gone through to get independence?” Well, I do acknowledge and admire that, but it’s not the country I am disrespectful towards; I am against the whole concept of territorialism.

I hate to see boundaries in humanity. I hate to see differentiation and bloodshed due to countries, religion, caste, colour and what not. We are a single species of mammals. Why can’t we live by sharing the whole world?
I see fundamental flaws in human beings.
A destructive mind.
A quest for limelight and power.
A feeling of hatred seeing other people succeed.
An innate desire to see other people fail.
Why do we call it a rat race, when we truly are much worse than the rats?
Rats do it for food. For survival.
But we have all that.
Our main motive has become to outdo the other, and see the other suffer too.
We go wrong at a very grass root level. We do.
Can’t we fix this? All we have to do is realise it…

An idealist, am I? A dreamer too, may be. Well, at least I imagine things that are happy. And I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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3 Responses to “My Utopia”
  1. arpan says:

    really nice pic in the end

  2. Arpan says:

    “Why can’t we live by sharing the whole world?”

    how can u share something which doesnt belong to you in the first place…and if it does, there is the start of territorialism

    had heard this thing from my dad — “you own only those things that you can give away. You dont own anything unless and until you can give it away. It is just a liability that you have. And once you have given it away, you no longer own it.”

    sounds like a catch22??

    Well gives some meaning to the adage, “tera na to kuch tha, na hai, na hoga” (ya i just made that up)

    -Arpan
    PS: scrap/mail sometime yaar…wht are u doing now a days??

  3. shreybomb says:

    hahah this is funny i wrote something about this the other day too…~titir
    P.S. totally agree with you on it

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