Friday, June 6, 2008



This article is worth a reading Please spare a few minutes of your
 precious time¦.. 
George Carlin, comedian of the 70s and 80s whose wife recently passed
 away, wrote the following eloquent and appropriate piece on our times: 
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
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
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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