Mea culpa … As it was pointed out by one of our members, the following was attributed to George Carlin by an urban legend. While the sentiment is commendable, the actual author was a rather unsavory pastor as can be read here . As I, perhaps the name George Carlin made you read this?
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
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
Remember; spend some time with
your loved ones, because they are not going to be
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?