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Message by George Carlin

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When comedian George Carlin's wife of many years passed away recently who

would have thought that this irreverent comic could write something so

very eloquent...and so very appropriate.

A 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 neighbour. 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

subdue, 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?

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I love reading "reminders" like this. Thanks for helping me put things in perspective today!

XO

Karen

AKA

Orlando, FL

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That's a good one, Ally... thanks!

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You know, its funny how death affects us......I am sooooo glad you posted that Ally.

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I LOVE George Carlin :wub: Thanks.

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Great stuff, Ally. Thanks for sharing that. :D

If we are as intelligent as we think, we will start seeing these things while in the arena instead of on the way out.

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Just heard this morning of George's passing. His genius will be missed.

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Yes, indeed.......

Sometimes I agreed with his point of view, and sometimes I disagreed, but he was often hilarious and I loved watching how that mind worked!

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Yes, indeed.......

Sometimes I agreed with his point of view, and sometimes I disagreed, but he was often hilarious and I loved watching how that mind worked!

"Cherylm" I agree, most of the time he was sooo funny I just couldn't stop laughing. He had a knack for making people laugh; most of the time he just said what the rest of us were thinking.

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:blink::blink: Oooff!

I was just informed that this was actually written by someone else. Doesn't change the message much. I'm sure George woulda loved the irony of it being passed as his. I have to say the bit about prayer did puzzle me, coming from him. ;)

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Back many moons ago, while in collge, George did an appearance at my school. It was about the time when he came out with the "Seven Dirty Words" routine. He brought the house down.

One of my then moocher friends who was living with my roomates and myself, managed to get backstage and meet Carlin. They exchanged t-shirts and Carlin autographed the shirt that he had been wearing. My friend probably still has that shirt.

Carlin left a mark in the comedic world for sure.

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