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« on: Sep 15, 03, 07:14:59 pm CDT »

The Paradox:

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 his 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."

By George Carlin
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 15, 03, 10:38:45 pm CDT »

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 16, 03, 12:53:27 am CDT »

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