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 the 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
message to you, and a time when you can
choose either to share this insight,
or to just ignore it.
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.



Written by - George Carlin

I am sure many would agree with me, when I say
this is a wonderful message from George Carlin.
Please read it with a loving heart,
and share this message with your family and friends.



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