Wise Words From George Carlin

I stole this from a new blogger friend of mine, JA Castisimo. I read it and had to share it with everyone. I hope you think it is as pertinent as I do.

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.

-George Carlin

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  1. #1 by Southern Cricut Lady on July 29, 2012 - 9:17 PM

    Wow – makes me miss George even more. His words are timeless – fitting for when he said them and for how I envision the world now. I just hope we wake up and see the light sooner than later.

  2. #2 by Jia on July 11, 2012 - 9:39 PM

    very inspirational! thanks for sharing!

  3. #3 by Bigsmen on July 10, 2012 - 5:58 AM

    thanks to the one who shared this link to me “PM”

  4. #4 by ambrosiapeyton on July 9, 2012 - 10:18 AM

    These are great words Tom. I’m not familiar with George Carlin though.

  5. #5 by cashewsandthings on July 5, 2012 - 11:45 AM

    “We conquered outer space but not inner space.”

    I hope you conquer your inner space, Tom. :)

  6. #6 by PM on July 4, 2012 - 9:19 PM

    this is so true, and it is sad because it is true. “we’ve done larger things, but not better things.” ack!

  7. #7 by Broken Sparkles on July 4, 2012 - 4:44 AM

    I love George Carlin, here are my few favorite quotes by him:
    “And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
    ― George Carlin
    “Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.”
    ― George Carlin
    “The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”
    ― George Carlin

    And a little side note, I sent the poems for your August post, let me know when you have time if they are ok! Regards!

    • #8 by Tom Baker on August 1, 2012 - 8:26 AM

      The weather is another one of my favs Blaga. Sorry for the very late reply.

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