Can you guess?

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  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I read this and was truly impressed!
    I won't tell you immediately who wrote this, but I am sure everyone has heard of him/her.
    I am surprised it was he/she who wrote it.
    Hints will follow in time (unless someone gets it!)

    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 judgement, 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 possesions, 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 neighbour. 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 computors 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 the days of quick trips, dispoable 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 will soon 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 to 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.


    My humble appologies!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oops: I have been informed that the person this was attributed to is incorrect.
    I took this piece from "A message from George Carlin May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008"
    I was going to slowly let out hints but it turns out he is but one of 4 people this was attributed to and that George denied ever having penned it.

    Oh well, it was a good read! :grin:
     
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  2. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    I don't know who said it, but so much of it rings true to me.
     

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    Medic1259 New Member

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    I got 2 lines in and Carlin was my first thought.. I had seen hime live 4 times .. A true master...
     
  4. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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    Very good read. My, my, my at the simplest things we often overlook.

    James
     
  5. srvfantexasflood

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


    I just read this on a poster yesterday. The poster company didn't give Dr. Morehouse or anyone else credit for saying this.
     
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    blueblood New Member

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    riverbee Active Member

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    perry said:
    "My humble appologies!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oops: I have been informed that the person this was attributed to is incorrect.
    I took this piece from "A message from George Carlin May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008"
    I was going to slowly let out hints but it turns out he is but one of 4 people this was attributed to and that George denied ever having penned it.
    Oh well, it was a good read! :grin:
    "

    perry, i still believe that george carlin wrote that even though he denied penning it, and a very good read!

    whoops! just read slowmodems link to who wrote it! now i know!:grin:
     
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