George Carlin (nobody Will Read This)
GEORGE CARLIN POST 9-11 (His wife recently died...)
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 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. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move
on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good,
preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths
we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. If you
don't send this to at least 8 people.... who cares?
Well whoever said that. It was beautiful none the less.
"I feel sorry for people who can't differentiate spiritualism from religion
Choices always were a problem for you..."
First off, you don't know me, at all. So you have no idea about what choices I make or whether or not I have problems making them.
Secondly, you're obviously too simple minded to understand the point I was making. The point I was making is that those who believe in Jesus obviously believe in a higher power, something beyond human sensory experience. If you define yourself as "spiritual", you are believing in the same things, only you don't have a name for the source of your experience and there is no code of conduct or system attached to your belief. So, hate the fact that I have a name for my experience, hate the fact that I have a system attached to it, but hating me for just believing in it while you define yourself as "spiritiual" is retarded. I can believe in Jesus and be a Christian without going to church every week and writing letters to Pat Roberston. In other words, I can be a Christian by myself, in my home, without anybody around. Jesus can be my spiritual experience, just as your unnamed spiritual force is for you. If it's the religious establishements and certain leaders within those establishments that you have a problem with, that's fine, but that's not Jesus, all who believe in him, or me.
Hopefully I have cleared this up for you Mr. Wizard.
Now on to the clown chicken head..
"if you buy into some religious dogma you're a weak-minded, pathetic, impressionable... well, you're just like Seenic."
So, I'm weak minded for believing in the gospel by CHOICE, and applying it to my life, but you aren't weak minded for hiding in your little shell and believing that you and your ideas are at the center of the universe? What requires more faith and dedication? Certainly not your "spirituality". What discpilne is required to be "spiritual"? None. And if any of you clowns were as "spiritual" as you claim you are, we wouldn't even be having this conversation. The fact that we are just tells me that "I'm spiritual" is something you just use in public in an attempt to convince people that you aren't shallow and arrogant, that there is actually some depth to you. Sorry, but I see no depth. All I see is you spreading hatred and throwing out pre-school insults looking like a jackass.
How's my dicate now?
if you buy into some religious dogma you're a weak-minded, pathetic, impressionable... well, you're just like equal.
this man is a pimp...
"If honesty is the best policy, then dishonesty, by process of elimination, is the 2nd best policy.." gangsta fa sho
I feel sorry for people who can't differentiate spiritualism from religion
Choices always were a problem for you...
shutup, equal. jesus is corny.
its very informative but i have already reached the stage of "not giving a fuck" as george carling put it....
you know what, I did take time to read the post and I think it's the most informitable thing I'm going to see on the net today.
Then I've read all your post, and everybody was talking about was it him, about his styling of words, and what not but not one of you wrote about the post itself. so i'm going to do it.
I appreciate the post, it was D.O.P.E. and I don't give a fuck who's it from!!
NOW THATS GEORGE CARLIN
"PARADOX OF OUR TIME"
One of the more embarrassing items making the internet/e-mail rounds is a sappy load of shit called "The Paradox of Our Time." The main problem I have with it is that as true as some of the expressed sentiments may be, who really gives a shit? Certainly not me.
I figured out years ago that the human species is totally fucked and has been for a long time. I also know that the sick, media-consumer culture in America continues to make this so-called problem worse. But the trick, folks, is not to give a fuck. Like me. I really don't care. I stopped worrying about all this temporal bullshit a long time ago. It's meaningless. (See the preface of "Braindroppings.")
Another problem I have with "Paradox" is that the ideas are all expressed in a sort of pseudo-spiritual, New-Age-y, "Gee-whiz-can't-we-do-better-than-this" tone of voice. It's not only bad prose and poetry, it's weak philosophy. I hope I never sound like that.
George Carlin is, indeed...the man...
"he strikes me as relatively spiritual... wouldn't necessarily link pray with god or jesus or any of that corny shit"
do you realize how dumb that line sounded?
I think it's hilarious that people consider being a Christian or believing in Jesus to be "corny", yet at the same time they consider it cool to be "spiritual", as if the two things are essentially any different.
he strikes me as relatively spiritual... wouldn't necessarily link pray with god or jesus or any of that corny shit
and the message has nothing to do with a political or religious point of view. The line about not praying enough is a little suspect though...
now thats somethin good to read in the mornin
It certainly looks like Carlin's work, especially with that stream of 'mores' and 'lesses'. That sucks that his wife died. Carlin is a genius, comedic and otherwise. I'd vote for him.
fuck if i know... just got forwarded to me. it's good, whether it was him or not