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Was John Haunted By His Inner Emptiness?
15 April 2014
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Whatever his demons or fears, Lennon contended with something that was so very personal and probably started when he was a boy.  I'm no psychologist, but I think we're all capable of imagining the pain he carried from the turmoil of his youth.  What therapy is there that resolves not ever knowing who you are?

I'm glad I have my parents.  Still.

"SHUT UP TALKING!"

~ John Lennon

15 April 2014
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I'm still hanging right in there with him then, cra. I have all these people telling me who I am/how I come across as a person, and I wonder who in the heck they are talking about. When your outward portayal is so vastly different from your inner realities, things can get mixed up and messed up in your heart, mind, and soul.

I sure do like the person they describe. I hope to be her one day. Or maybe I am her and just can't see it yet for myself.

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Sometimes I start thinking about my faults and everything I've ever done wrong, and before I know it I think I'm the worst person who ever walked the face of the earth.  Most of the time I'm unaware of all of those things because I push them from my mind.  I don't think any of us are who we think we are OR who others think we are.  I try not to define myself.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

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Expert Textpert said
Sometimes I start thinking about my faults and everything I've ever done wrong, and before I know it I think I'm the worst person who ever walked the face of the earth.  Most of the time I'm unaware of all of those things because I push them from my mind.  I don't think any of us are who we think we are OR who others think we are.  I try not to define myself.

 

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Ahhh Girl said
I have all these people telling me who I am/how I come across as a person, and I wonder who in the heck they are talking about.

I am he as you are he as you are me
And we are all together

…:-)

16 April 2014
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Billy Rhythm said

Ahhh Girl said
I have all these people telling me who I am/how I come across as a person, and I wonder who in the heck they are talking about.

I am he as you are he as you are me
And we are all together

…:-)

We on the forum are all becoming one another – sort of. We are all become a part of one another's thinking at least. Together we can't be collectively empty. When one of us has run out of gas, another is there to keep the engine going.

16 April 2014
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It's probably been noted before but John was probably hurt by the fact that Julia's death was so sudden and unexpected whilst Paul had a chance to say goodbye to Mary. I mean, everything in John's life was sudden; death of Uncle George, Julia, Stuart Sutcliffe, Brian Epstein – all these foundations he'd latched onto as support torn away from him. I imagine him as a barnacle – desperately trying to cling on to anything around him.

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Lennonista said 

I think we all have inner emptiness, holes than cannot be filled. And I agree that John was most definitely haunted by his. He was ever aware of it, very tuned in-- unlike most of us. His was profound, though… deeper than most. I'm not sure if we're talking about the same thing, but I think there was an emptiness in his heart, and that the one thing he truly wanted/needed was the one thing he also knew he'd never have--the unconditional love of his mum and dad.

Spot-on, Lennonista, at least in my opinion. Poor John. And many of us loved him, and still love him, so much. 

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