A Wonderful Message

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

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 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.