They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. -unknown

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." John Lennon -unknown

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – unknown

via fb@ Cliff Hansen

It’s an interesting thought. But it looks like John Lennon didn’t say about this.
You can read discussion about the source in Wikipedia: Is this a real quote from John Lennon? – Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Humanities/2011 October 30 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whoever said about it isn’t important, is it?

It’s interesting to see why people put anonymous quote in some famous person. So it feels like a bit deceiving. So I can understand people can feel uncomfortable with this quote.
But if I pursuit of my happiness, it means I’m being selfish?! You can see from people’s talk here: Did John Lennon really say this? It sounds so stupid. | IGN Boards

I told you in the previous article: “Maybe your country’s situation is better. But how much better, do you think?” –We never ask ‘why’. That’s why our(and your) education system failed. @ December 22, 2013

 

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