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    A great message. By George Carlin

    I don't normally pay too much attention to these types of things, but this one made me think.

    Perhaps some of you will enjoy it as well.



    GEORGE CARLIN (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 ...and so very
    appropriate post 9-11.

    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

    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.

    If you don't send this to at least 8 people....
    who cares?

    George Carlin

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    Rageaholic Array Jayson's Avatar
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    but trust me on the sunscreen.

    actually i agree with most of that, and am probably guilty of a lot of it. =/

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    You gotta lean into it! Array InvisibleSoul's Avatar
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    Very meaningful.

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    Ghost SV Rider Array Dru's Avatar
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    If you've seen George Carlin's stand up, or know why he makes his jokes, you'll know that he is completely capable of such an elegant speech. He is a man who knows everything about words and how to play with them. Great words from a very smart man.

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