Something supposedly by George Carlin - I got this in an e-mail forward

@miamilady (4924)
United States
December 14, 2007 4:02pm CST
I think it's worth the read... What a difference a sad event in someone's life makes. GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently died...) 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 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 al l 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. 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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• United States
15 Dec 07
I got this one forwarded to me also. I wonder if it really was him.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I wondered that too. I think at least part of it came from him. I've heard him life and if it wasn't him, someone did a great job of copying his style.
@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Oh, I've always held George Carlin in high regard for his intellect! In spite of his comedy, underlying was a compassionate, and intelligent man!
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I agree.
• United States
17 Dec 07
He didn't write it. Sorry. He's pretty insightful (and often inciteful) but that's been credited to him before and he has said repeatedly that he didn't write it. That and the dozen-or-so other articles he's alleged to have written and didn't...
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
Hi miamilady! That is a very beautiful letter indeed! I completely agree with how he describe the kind of world and life most of us are living. We have so much but have taken it all for granted because of maybe so many things that life has to offer that we never knew how to content ourselves and appreciate what we have. It is such a beautiful and simple letter but so profound and rich in meanings. We all say that we value life but the truth behind that is we really don't know how much unless we lose it. Thank you for sharing this letter and I will be sharing it to all my friends and love ones. Take care and have a nice day! Merry Christmas and Peace to all! :)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Dec 07
wow that makes him a very deep thinker and he has hit upon every thing for the most part I do do the last I hold and say I love you to my loved ones often Mkaes you feel good and them too. thanks for taking the timeto post this one its great!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I have always enjoyed George Carlin. He has quite a philosophy.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
14 Dec 07
How very true and how beautifully put!