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Something funny a friend sent me

This is a discussion on Something funny a friend sent me within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; A friend sent this to me, and I thought I would share it with you ...

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    Default Something funny a friend sent me

    A friend sent this to me, and I thought I would share it with you all. It's quite a gas, and was written by George Carlin.

    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 lea rned 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

    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 pil ls 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.

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    awww... be right back... I just have to go and give someone a hug!

    Thanks Aaron.


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    How true .. Gin

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    I'll second that! Thanks for sharing this, Aaron.


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