Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Someone emailed it to me and it struck a cord so I thought I would share (and put it somewhere I know it can be found again to read in the future)

GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently died...)
A wonderful Message by George Carlin:The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildingsbut shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spendmore, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses andsmaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yetmore problems, more medicine, but less wellness.>>We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh toolittle, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up tootired, read too little, watch TV too much , and pray too seldom.We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talktoo much, love too seldom, and hate too often.We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've addedyears to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon andback, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. Weconquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things but notbetter things.We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered theatom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We planmore, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.We build more computers to hold more information, to produce morecopies than ever, but we communicate less and less.These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men andsmall character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are thedays of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality,one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything fromcheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in theshowroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time whentechnology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either toshare this insight, or to just hit delete...Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they arenot going to be around forever.Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe,because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is theonly treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones,but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when itcomes from deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday thatperson will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! Andgive time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by themoments that take our breath away.

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