Profound Message... by George Carlin

  1. Sent to me by one of our members Frances Lemay, and really felt this must be shared !

    GEORGE CARLIN POST 9-11 (His wife recently
    > died...) Isn't it amazing that
    > > George Carlin - gross and mouthy comedian of the
    > 70's and 80's - could
    > > write something so very eloquent ... and so very
    > appropriate post 9-11. A
    > > wonderful 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.
    > >
    > > HOW TO STAY YOUNG
    > >
    > > 1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes
    > age, weight and height.
    > > Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you
    > pay him/her.
    > >
    > > 2. Keep only cheerful friends.. The grouches pull
    > you down.
    > >
    > > 3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer,
    > crafts, gardening,
    > > whatever. Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind
    > is the devil's
    > > workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
    > >
    > > 4. Enjoy the simple things.
    > >
    > > 5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you
    > gasp for breath.
    > >
    > > 6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on.
    > The only person who is
    > > with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE
    > while you are alive.
    > >
    > > 7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether
    > it's family, pets,
    > > keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your
    > home is your refuge.
    > >
    > > 8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve
    > it. If it is unstable,
    > > improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve,
    > get help.
    > >
    > > 9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the
    > mall, to the next county,
    > > to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt
    > is.
    > >
    > > 10. Tell the people you love that you love them,
    > at every opportunity.
    > >
    > > 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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  3. by   cwazycwissyRN
    He says alot! I've seen some pretty profound quotes from him.......somewhere

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