with a little help from my friends

I did it with a little help from my friends

Making the statement: “I did it with a little help from my friends.”
Hearing the phrase mentioned above will prompt some to think of the show called “The Wonder Years.” The show ran from 1988 to 1993. The Wonder Years series ran for five years. The lead character is Kevin Arnold, who is played by the actor Fred Savage. The song “With a little help from my friends” is now linked in many of our brains due to this shows portrayal of families and friendships. (1960 and 1970’s period)
The words to the song express a consideration of friendship to help someone in the event of a significant loss. The Beatles originally released the song in 1967. However, it is the Joe Cocker’s version that many are familiar with and has produced the notoriety for the song down to this day. (That is just one person’s humble thought on this matter)

Some Lyrics to With a little help from my friends

Here are just the first two stanzas of the song. It is enough to show you how Joe Cocker’s version was made into his own. He did not always go word for word in beat/step with the Beatles’ version, but it still has the intended effect Joe Cocker was looking to accomplish in the song.

What would you do if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song,
And I’ll try not to sing out of key.

with a little help from my friends,
with a little help from my friends,
Going to try with a little help from my friends.

You can hear the full song with lyrics in this video.

 with a little help from my friends

Experiencing Friendships Richness

You can do it alone but it is more fun with a friend

During sport seasons, you will hear this

when a person scored a goal; and when a happy winner received assistance to be better than what his or her body and mind were capable of last season. Yes, you will hear them say I had help from my team or teammates.
In life, we can all be winners. What we keep in mind is that humans can accomplish much in personal efforts; still, humans are not designed to be entirely alone. Though we do what we have to do alone at times, we are not intended to function this way in perpetuity.

It affects a person’s outlook on life when they have never experienced the richness of real friendship. 🙂
Yes, you can do a lot of things alone (relative), but do you agree good friends bring a richness to life that keeps on lifting us higher and higher?

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