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17385Re: The Wisdom of Sri George Carlin

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  • eveneon
    Aug 24, 2010
      Pretty awesome.

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > BTW...I don't know if Carlin actually wrote
      > this, but I'm pretty sure he'd approve it. Enjoy!
      > ----------------------------------------------------
      > 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 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.
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