Ann Posted July 20, 2006 Share Posted July 20, 2006 I got this from Larry and wanted to share it with you. GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently died...) > > > > > > A wonderful Message by George Carlin: > > > > The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but > > shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, > > but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and > > smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees > > but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more > > problems, more medicine, but less wellness. > > > > We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, > > drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read >too > > little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. > > We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too > > much, love too seldom, and hate too often. > > > > We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to > > life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but > > have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered >outer > > space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better >things. > > > > We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, > > but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but > > accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more > > computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but > > we communicate less and less. > > > > These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small > > character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days 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 from cheer, to > > quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and > > nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to > > you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to > > just hit delete... > > > > > > > > Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not 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 the > > only 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 it comes >from > > deep inside of you. > > > > Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will > > not be there again. > > > > Give time to love, give time to speak! And give 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 the moments > > that take our breath away. > > > > If you don't send this to at least 8 people....Who cares? > > > > George Carlin > > Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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