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All I Need to Know I Learned from the Beatles

All I really need to know I learned from the Beatles and here it is:
All you need is love. The world is at your command. It’s wonderful to be here; it’s certainly a thrill. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. No need to be afraid. Take a good look around you. Everyone you see is full of life. You are part of everything. Don’t worry; take your time; don’t hurry. Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders.

Think for yourself. Living is easy with eyes closed. Open up your eyes. Look at all the lonely people. Without going out of your door, you can know all things on Earth. Silly people run around. The deeper you go, the higher you fly. Free as a bird is the next best thing to be. Sit back and let the evening go. Bright are the stars that shine. Listen to the color of your dreams. Nobody can deny that there’s something there.

Twist and shout. You can celebrate anything you want. Sit beside a mountain stream; see her waters rise. There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you meant to be. When you find yourself in the thick of it, help yourself to a bit of what is all around you. Coconut fudge really blows down those blues. So take a piece but not too much. The sun is up; the sky is blue; it’s beautiful and so are you. Dig it.

It’s getting better all the time. With every mistake we must surely be learning. Take these broken wings and learn to fly. Life goes on. If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow. It’s true; pride comes before a fall. We can work it out. When it rains and shines, it’s just a state of mind. The ice is slowly melting. You know you should be glad.

One thing I can tell you is you got to be free. Love is more than just holding hands. Try thinking more, if just for your own sake. When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find peace of mind is waiting there. Don’t care too much for money. Every one of us has all we need. Yeah yeah yeah.

Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting. It’s a fool who plays it cool by making his world a little colder. Soon we’ll be away from here. A lifetime is so short; a new one can’t be bought. When you’re dead, you don’t take nothing with you but your soul. All good children go to Heaven. Get back to where you once belonged. Smiles await you when you rise. Greet the brand new day. There’ll be no sad tomorrow. There will be an answer; let it be.

And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.

By M. Spaff Sumsion

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