>From a man who usually writes and uses profanity


iamcanadian
#1
From a man who usually writes and uses profanity in all he does this is profound... Please read as it is good food for thought

Comedian George Carlin's wife recently passed away.

The gross and mouthy icon of the 70's and 80's has written something very eloquent...and so very appropriate for these times.

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 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 your little children who look up to you, because they will soon 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?

George Carlin
 
Nuggler
#2
Remember George Carlin from his days as the "hippie dippie weatherman".

Throughout the years his humour became more intense and pissed off.

I don't thinks he is a happy person. Feels the angst of the world and takes it personally. Very deep and blackly funny man.

Sorry to hear of his wife's passing.

Wish him well.

Oldn.........
 
iamcanadian
#3
One of the brighter minds of our time.

A happy, humble and all round good natured person deeply carring for his fellow man.
 
Dexter Sinister
#4
Carlin denies writing that piece, as you can see here:

www.georgecarlin.com/home/dontblame.html (external - login to view)

In fact he calls it a sappy load of sh*t. He also denies being an unhappy person, and strongly denies caring about his fellow man. In the preface to his book Brain Droppings, which he refers to on that page, he says this, among other things:

"I am a joyful individual with a long, happy marriage and a close and loving family. My career has turned out better than I ever dreamed, and it continues to expand. I am a personal optimist but a skeptic about all else. What may sound to some like anger is really nothing more than sympathetic contempt. I view my species with a combination of wonder and pity, and I root for its destruction. And please don't confuse my point of view with cynicism; the real cynics are the ones who tell you everything's gonna be all right."

Edited to add this:

The real source was a Dr. Bob Moorehead, one-time pastor of a church in Seattle. Full story is available at:

www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp (external - login to view)
 

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