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Wisdom, George Carlin Style

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by NorthShoreBuck, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    This was sent to me as an email with a question as to whether it was actually George Carlin. It rings true to his character. It also makes me glad I attended my daughters Art Gallery showing at school last night. Have a good weekend.

    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.

  2. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    I got to see Carlin live last year and he was better than ever. The is still one of the best out there today.
  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Have to agree LoKY, Carlin is one of the best ever.

    Although him being in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure will be tough to live down.:wink2:
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

  5. JoJaBuckeye

    JoJaBuckeye First we take Michigan--then the whole world!

    Try as I might, I just can't feature Zanesville turning out to see Carlin. The Cable Guy, hell yeah. But not Carlin.
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    It's the 3rd time he's been there.
  7. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Zanesville has a Secrest Audotorium? :lol:

    Even Ryan is laughing.

  8. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Your joke would have been funnier if his name wasn't spelled "Seacrest."
  9. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Are they both not pronounced the same? Hell, its Zanesville. Maybe they just misspelled it. The education system there is a bit suspect you know. :tongue2:
  10. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    It's pronounced "Seekrist" Auditorium.
  11. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    So it should be Secrist?
  12. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    No, just the SE Ohio pronunciation.
  13. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.


    Who else has performed there of any national clout? Its just seems wierd that Zanesville would be a stop for someone as big as Carlin.
  14. JoJaBuckeye

    JoJaBuckeye First we take Michigan--then the whole world!

    I'm sorry to hear that. How long's his career been in the toilet?
  15. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    They've had country music people play before, not sure about other comedians.

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