Monday, 19 December 2011

The Paradox of our Time by George Carlin


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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, throw-away 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 show window and nothing in the stock room.
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 some day, that person will not be there again.

Give time to Love, give time to speak, give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


  • 3 shares

    • Pamela Nagle · Friends with Will Rivers
      love love love
      October 14 at 2:46pm ·  ·  1

    • goog
      October 14 at 3:13pm ·  ·  1

    • Memon Kashif wonderful paradox of beauty.
      October 14 at 8:33pm ·  ·  2

    • Muhammad Munir I think this is all about contentment! Even though you have ten thousand fields,
      you can eat no more than one measure of rice a day.
      Even though your dwelling contains a hundred rooms,
      you can use but eight feet of space a night.

      Chinese proverb

      October 14 at 9:02pm ·  ·  9

    • Tim Rea Wow! George Carlin..nice! Thanx
      October 14 at 9:32pm ·  ·  1

    • Memon...what about the paradox embodied in comments of Muhammad Munir......I however agreed with him.
      October 14 at 9:52pm ·  ·  2

    • Memon Kashif chinese never speak lies. agreed.
      October 15 at 1:00am ·  ·  1

    • Paula Slade · Friends with Gordon Taylor and 1 other
      That pretty much says it all.
      October 15 at 4:09am ·  ·  1

    • Thank You so much.............Beauty word!
      October 20 at 3:04pm ·  ·  1

    • Julie Sarras Thank you Jawaid, this is so honest and truthful, just as the great G.C. was in his entire life...I love it! ♥♥ xxx
      October 20 at 4:38pm ·  ·  1

    • Sebastian Sanchez Thank you Jawaid,There is no better time to love than the NOW! It is something that we must be aware, that life always is possible at the moment and that's it, in every breath we have the opportunity to express that love in our daily actions, s hug, have a splendorous day♥
      October 20 at 4:56pm ·  ·  2

    • Beautiful Share BroStar Jawaid!!!...Love, Listen, Laugh, Let Your Light Shine the way for others still lost in darkness!!!...Thanx for the Tag, Love...♥♥♥
      October 20 at 8:55pm ·  ·  1

    • What a wonderful post and beautiful picture!!!Thank you!!
      October 20 at 9:03pm ·  ·  1

    • thank you dear jawaid for tag and wonderful post!♥
      October 20 at 9:57pm ·  ·  1

    • Therese Budowski thanks again, dear friend!
      October 20 at 10:07pm ·  ·  1

    • Shakti Maa such trouble times, good if we can find values in ourselves and live according to them,;o)
      October 20 at 10:46pm ·  ·  1


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