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    Thumbs up Ruminations from George Carlin

    Correction - Ruminations Falsely Attributed to 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 c 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.

    AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
    moments t hat take our breath away.
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    Wow that is soooooo deep man!!!!


    * pssst, pass that over here man don't hog it all*







    I've heard him say that before, and it is soooooo true.
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    I have seen this one before, I'm sure that it's meaning is priceless and worth seeing now and again to remind us just how fragile life is, and how much our families, friends are really worth.

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    Sorry guys, it's not George Carlin. He actually calls it a "sappy load of shit"

    http://www.georgecarlin.com/home/dontblame.html Look at "The Paradox of Our Time"
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    Awwww man!

    I even tried to vet this first - either way it's pretty good.

    I've always loved George Carlin - one of my favorites was his football/baseball analogy.
    Last edited by Willowdared; 10-28-06 at 09:23 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Sorry guys, it's not George Carlin. He actually calls it a "sappy load of shit"

    http://www.georgecarlin.com/home/dontblame.html Look at "The Paradox of Our Time"
    LOL, that's hilarious! It's like plagiarism in reverse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    LOL, that's hilarious! It's like plagiarism in reverse!



    What's up with all this stuff being attributed to George Carlin, anyway? I don't get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewtx View Post
    What's up with all this stuff being attributed to George Carlin, anyway? I don't get it

    Because a big part of his comedy is social commentary, and human foibles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    Because a big part of his comedy is social commentary, and human foibles.
    Uh, yeah, I got that part.

 

 

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