Saturday, August 22, 2009

How to become human..

Received this email this morning. As I do always delete forwarded mails unintentionally, I have decided to post this up here, as a reminder to myself. Maybe some of you may have received the same mail. Otherwise, listen to what Mr. Carlin has to say, ok?

Anyways, who is George Carlin? I will google him up later. He seems to have the same intellectual mind as Benjamin Franklin. Very sensible people of the past. Rare species of the current pack.

Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate.

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, 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.

George Carlin


Gargles said...

Good post. And this called for a serious comment here.. no playing the fool ah, everybody..

Let's do this together,

*put 1 hand on goolymama's boobs*

Kami berikrar untuk:

1.spend some time with our loved ones, (pompom together also can)

2. say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe (i not only say, i yell one!!)

3. give a warm hug to the one next to you (goolymama, do that to that pakguard next to you now)

4. say, ' I love you '
(psst: i love you)

5. hold hands (with your partner, not someone else's)

... and with that we pledge, if we do not do all those above everyday, may the boob here shrink to A- size.

(can let go of our hands from goolymama's boobs now)

goolypop said...

tailoe, mou lor tit boh lei gau fey... mou wan doe gum joon wor.. Char hah jiau hoe..


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