Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Yes, he did say this... - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Yes, he did say this... noahj Posted: May 8, 1990 4:51AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 Testing, 123.For George Carlin that was quite good. Comments Reply 1 of 9 artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member February 24, 2002 2:25PM A wonderful Message by George CarlinThe paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings butshorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses andsmaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degreesbut less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment more experts, yet moreproblems, 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, readtoo little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied ourpossessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, andhate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We'veadded years to life not life to years.We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing thestreet to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space.We've donelarger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, butpolluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. Wewrite more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We'velearned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold moreinformation, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less andless.These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and smallcharacter, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days oftwo incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These aredays of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one nightstands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, toquiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window andnothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter toyou, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to justhit delete.Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not goingto be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up toyou in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave yourside. Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that isthe 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 mostof all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deepinside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for somedaythat person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speakand give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.Thought I'd share that... Reply 2 of 9 brussell Posts: 9,812member February 24, 2002 10:59PM Why does every quote like this always get attributed to George Carlin? <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> Reply 3 of 9 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member February 25, 2002 12:05AM Carlin or not it's wrong. Reply 4 of 9 the toolboi Posts: 557member February 25, 2002 12:41AM Carlin or not, its wrong We conquered outer space but not inner space.Ahh, that is the defining line of the whole thing. Too true.However I didnt like it. It was cool for the first 6 lines but got borring fast. Reply 5 of 9 mac the fork Posts: 722member February 25, 2002 11:22AM [quote]"PARADOX OF OUR TIME" One of the more embarrassing items making the internet/e-mail rounds is a sappy load of shit called "The Paradox of Our Time." The main problem I have with it is that as true as some of the expressed sentiments may be, who really gives a shit? Certainly not me. I figured out years ago that the human species is totally ****ed and has been for a long time. I also know that the sick, media-consumer culture in America continues to make this so-called problem worse. But the trick, folks, is not to give a ****. Like me. I really don't care. I stopped worrying about all this temporal bullshit a long time ago. It's meaningless. (See the preface of "Braindroppings.") Another problem I have with "Paradox" is that the ideas are all expressed in a sort of pseudo-spiritual, New-Age-y, "Gee-whiz-can't-we-do-better-than-this" tone of voice. It's not only bad prose and poetry, it's weak philosophy. I hope I never sound like that. <hr></blockquote>from <a href="http://www.georgecarlin.com/georgecarlin/home/dontblame.html" target="_blank">http://www.georgecarlin.com/georgecarlin/home/dontblame.html</a> Reply 6 of 9 casecom Posts: 314member February 25, 2002 11:59AM How did that ever get attributed to Carlin in the first place? It doesn't sound anything like him. Reply 7 of 9 artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member February 25, 2002 12:03PM Oh shit. Sorry... <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> Reply 8 of 9 spindler Posts: 713member February 25, 2002 11:05PM A while ago I was a news story about this essay and the essay was from a high school student. IIRC it was someone from Columbine High School. Reply 9 of 9 matsu Posts: 6,558member February 26, 2002 8:58AM Probably one of the shooters. Sick bastards. Sign In or Register to comment.