Is this true or is this true?

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A message by somebody:


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. W e 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 t 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.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away.


By: some dude
 
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SWWEEEEEEEET!! I've always liked George Carlin. He has a different outlook on things. His comedy is funny but always true to life. He just looks at things differently and makes it funny. Great find Aaron.

The eagle has landed into your acct...................:biglaugh:
 

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This was not written by Carlin...

In May 1998, Jeff Dickson posted the 'Paradox of Our Time' essay to his Hacks-R-Us online forum, loosing it upon the Internet. The essay has since been attributed to comedian George Carlin, an unnamed Columbine High School student, and that most prolific of scribes, Anonymous.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp

We like pieces such as "The Paradox of Our Time" because they summarize all the problems of modern society into a neat laundry list of "What Has Gone Wrong" while presenting possible solutions by way of juxtaposition. The pairing of "We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values," for example, implies that increased affluence is responsible for a decline in morality and carries the underlying implication that if we turn our backs on the almighty dollar, our kids will no longer murder one another.

You people will believe anything...
 

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Even if that isn't Carlin, I can say that what I love about George Carlin's comedy is that he makes the BS bearable by showing the lighter side of just how bad things are. Somehow, it makes so much sense and makes us laugh. My wife says that many things we laugh at in sitcoms, we would not laugh at in real life if it happened to us. I never thought about it, but I do find humor in TV character's misfortunes - things that I would NOT find funny if they happened to me. George Carlin's comedy transcends this rule, by pointing out the bad things that ARE happening to all of us, but somehow, someway in which he tells his story, still makes our everyday tragedy funny.
 

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I just got it in an email, the person who wrote it is not as important as the message.
I edited it to reflect everyones concerns.
 

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JustAnotherVictim said:
^You just been punked.^

I love that anonymous guy.
He's badass.
Fun was successfully removed from thread, thank you. :biglaugh:
 

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I like the remember... parts. My grandma passed recently and its been hitting me lately just how much more i appreciate what she did now that she's not around to do it anymore. Wish i would have known it a couple months ago, I would of just sat around with her more. I know everyone says that about people that die, but its so true.

R.I.P. Grandma!!!!

P.S. Good find aaron.
 

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No, I don't really agree with it. I am sure some cynics see it. We are much better off that all previous generations. I guess some might not appreciate it?