This was written
by George Carlin.(passed
on in 2008), a very funny man that
has a new philosophy on life and what is important. He wrote this after
his wife passed away earlier.
By George Carlin:
"The paradox of our time
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 homes 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 the 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
"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 the 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 just hit delete.
"Remember, spend more 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 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.
"Life is not measured
by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath
-George Carlin on who
owns you and "how they get your money for the criminals on Wall Street".
-Redoing your bathroom?