What a Wonderful World
The song “What a Wonderful World” by George Weiss and Bob Thiele reveals Louis Armstrong’s personal philosophy of life. One senses that Armstrong believed that good can be found everywhere, that the world is full of beauty, that simplicity is satisfying, and that a person finds happiness within. It is clear that Armstrong demonstrates character traits of optimism, joy, and hopefulness.
Louis Armstrong had a very optimistic outlook of life. He always looked for good in everything. “What a Wonderful World” was written to point out all the beauty in the world. Many people miss the beauty they are just too busy to sit back and enjoy life and all the things around them.
The following lyrics of this song are very optimistic and joyful. “I see trees of green, red roses too… I see them bloom for me and you… I hear babies cryin… I watch them grow.” Weiss and Thiele is meaning for people to be hopeful and to start each day with a new beginning. The lyrics “I think to myself what a wonderful world” points out really it’s simple things that makes people happy, like our family and friends. Unfortunately, today so many people get carried away with how much money they make or don’t make. They worry about the material things, like the big house, the new car or where they’re going to go on vacation. They don’t realize that happiness is all around them. People should appreciate they joy of being blessed to be able to see the beauty around them and being blessed to see their children grow up and learn something new each day. That should bring them hope and happiness.
This song makes most listeners realize it’s not the amount of money, nice vehicles, or even the nice vacations that makes them happy. It’s the simple things in life that mean the most. Happiness is found within people.
Thus, Louis Armstrong’s favorite song “What a Wonderful World” reflects his optimistic, joyful, and hopeful...
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