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05 Mar

GEORGE CARLIN POST (His wife recently died)

Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – gross and mouthy
comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something
so very eloquent. 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. Life is not
measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
moments that take our breath away.

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1.Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you
down.

2.Keep learning. Learn more about the computer,crafts,
gardening,whatever.

3.Never let the brain idle. ” An idle mind is the
devil’s workshop.” And the devil’s name is
Alzheimer’s.

4.Enjoy the simple things.

5.The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on.

6.The only person who is with us our entire life, is
ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7.Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s
family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants,hobbies,
whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8.Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If
it is unstable,improve it.If it is beyond what you can
improve, get help.

9.Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to
the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to
where the guilt is.

10.Tell the people you love that you love them,at
every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2004 in crash and burn

 

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