Friday, January 18, 2008

I'm Impressed

My sister in law Aileen sent me this in an email, I was so impressed I wanted to share it
right away with those who may not have already read this. It seems that there are many
persons credited with the writing of this essay which was called "The paradox of our time"
George Carling did not have anything to do with it I apologize to all who read this post for
giving credit where it did not belong. Having said that, I am still impressed with the
actual words if not the true author.

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 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

On a lighter note.

She said he was spending to much money on beer and it had to stop.

He saw that she had spent too much money on clothes.

She said, "I have to spend on clothes so that I might look beautiful for you."

He said "That's what the beer is for."

He said, " I don't think she is coming back"

See you all again soon Margaret


Peter said...

A very worthwhile post Margaret, GC is a very popular comedian and obviously also a thinker.

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ Great post and it makes a lot of sense. I am so glad that you are able to post again and it looks as though you finally have it right. Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

Jamie Dawn said...

George Carlin is very smart & very funny.
I don't always like everything he says in his comedy shows, but the guy can be hilarious.
We have a book of his that is really funny.
Thanks for sharing!!!

Jim said...

Hi Margaret -- I am not very familiar with Carlin but that was nice.

I think that fellow's wife didn't have much of a sense of humor, did she? If she'd of had some beer he might have seemed funny to her.

Merle said...

Hi again Margaret ~~ Thank you so much for the nice story of "Saying grace at a restaurant." I liked it and have posted it tonight. Take care
ots of Love, Merle.

Gwen said...

Hi Margaret.
Thanks for the visit,
A great message from George Carlin,
stay well and will visit again soon.xx

Jack K. said...

Margaret, it has been too long since I last visited your blog. Please accept my apology for being so remiss.

I hate to bring bad news about this posting. Whenever I receive such emails I immediately go to to check it out.

This one was also attributed to a student who witnessed the Columbine shootings. Unfortunately it is false. Go here to check it out.