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A Message from George Carlin…Nice one

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-09-2013

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Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – 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 Freeway , 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 bro ken 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 other people….Who cares?
                           George Carlin
  Send to me by my daughter in law…..Thanks, I appreciate it…
 
 

Comments (6)

George Carlin is a great comedian, but he is just a little verbose. He sounds like a lament by a member of the most sorry generation because of the even sorrier ones that succeeded it. Actually, George Carlin is wrong. There is no greater time to be alive. We pack so much into living that it is difficult to fully digest and make sense of it all. Few do! The greatest generation was obsessed with making a living, keeping a roof over their heads, and feeding the hungry mouths that surrounded them. The sorrier, later generations have not had to worry about such mundane things. They have had a generous Federal Government to do it for them; consequently, they have had the free time to experiment: to experiment with mind-bending drugs, alternative lifestyles, anything and everything contrary to the norm. There is no norm. There is not even the accepted. We read with interest comedians like George Carlin and perhaps even laugh. This is good, and it is healthy; but, in the end, George Carlin is only seeing the same world that all of us sees. In the end, it is the person of Faith and the true Believer and those who adhere to tried and true traditions that will prefail in an increasingly overburdened, overpopulated, and cruel world. George Carlin brings some insight, but he brings no real happiness nor solutions. These we already have if we would only put them into practice.

well, one or two seemed to like it…

One or two seem to like the Affordable Care Act (Law) too, and many, many more are mesmerized by it, even entertained by visions of a free pie in the sky and a free chicken in every pot; but, in the end, the only affordable health care possible is a healthy body, mind, and soul; and this is only possible through Jesus Christ, who, at this very moment, is being expunged and exterminated from the Land of His Birth and Ministry by the descendants of His radical second cousins (the descendants of Ismael, the product of Father Abraham’s sexual lewdness and looseness). The George Carlin’s and Bob Hope’s of the world can make us laugh at ourselves, but they provide no solutions.

You are kinda of making me feel bad, but I still like the article. Sorry…

Sorry about that. I feel bad too every time I pick up a newspaper or turn on the news to learn of another government shutdown all because of a “President”, who was unqualified and improperly promoted and improperly vetted by a biased Media all in the name of racism and who fails to understand that the primary essential quality of a President, as well as a member of Congress, is the ability and willigness to compromise. Our democracy would have disappeared long ago if our leaders had not this ability to compromise, to give and take with their peers, and to accept less than what they originally proposed. The President who always insist on “take it or leave it” is not a president of a democratic nation, but a dictator. I like the article too. I also like George Carlin as well as Bob Hope and Jay Leno, neither or whom were dictators nor presidents, but they always made people laugh and to feel better about themselves.

Yeah, well, I’m sorry I make you feel bad also. Anyway, the article Is still there for all to read, so one or two more may like it. Maybe not. I hope you cheer up soon….Pete

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