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GEORGE CARLIN (His wife died...and George followed her, dying July 2008)

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If this has been posted in the past please forgive me doing it again...It's not a joke but I didn't know where to put it so...here it be! Sandy and I saw George live in Helena MT maybe a year before she died, he wasn't as funny as he used to be, then he said he had been sober for 17 months.... that was a shocker !! explained a lot! I remember Sandy and I went to the bathrooms during intermission, here is half the local LEO's in the city there and we got a hell of a contact buzz just walking thru the crowd :24: ..some things never change !! I still remember coming out of the BR and there was Sandy standing in the crowd, breathing deeply and smiling at me... :008Laughing: She said "to hell with George lets just stand here a while!! :cele: I miss her every day!!!....

 

Read what George had to say..."IF" he said it... :happy0203: very true words regardless...

 

Trip

 

 

GEORGE CARLIN (His wife died...and George followed her, dying July 2008)

 

 

 

 

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 , 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.

 

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

 

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

 

If you don't send this to at least 8 people.....Who cares?

 

George Carlin

 

 

 

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Not only did he not say it, he called it "sappy load of s**t"

 

It was published by Christian Pastor Dr. Moorhead in his 1995 collection of essays "Words Aptly Spoken".

 

Nothing to do with Carlin, his wife, columbine, or any of the other places to which it is attributed.

 

 

 

By the way, Snopes is your friend

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