Wise Words from George Carlin

Reblogger Mirela Monte
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buyers' Choice Realty


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GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently 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 our life, not life to our 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. 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.

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

George Carlin


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Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Mirela, George was so good at putting things in perspective. Thank you so much for sharing these words of his with us. I, for one, needed to hear them today.

Jul 18, 2009 05:00 PM #1
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Mirela, it is great food for thought!  George had a way of putting things in perspective.

Jul 18, 2009 06:31 PM #2
Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque

George Carlin touched a lot of lives in a lot of ways. This was priceless.

Jul 18, 2009 07:02 PM #3
Audra Koscelansky
REeBrokers Inc. - Santa Rosa, CA
A Tradition of Trust and Personal Attention

Mirela, Thank you for sharing.  It is a wonderful thing to remember in these days of working hard and stressing out that the things in life that mean the most are free and probably sitting right in your own home.

Jul 18, 2009 08:27 PM #4
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

George had, maybe not a unique perspective, but certainly a unique way of putting things into perspective.

Jul 19, 2009 01:18 AM #5
Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Providing the very best of service to Sellers and

George Carlin was a genius wordsmith. I loved his outlook on life and will miss his devilish commentary.

Jul 19, 2009 02:35 AM #6
Thomas Cunningham
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Coastal Carolina Real Estate Connection
A true visionary, George Carlin used a medium of communication that can cross social divides; Comedy! He will be remembered for years to come and Posibly known as a Genius. Mirela, thank you for sharing this!!
Jul 19, 2009 02:48 AM #7
Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV
CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com

I have heard this one before and admired it greatly!  Thanks for bringing it to our attention again. 

Mirela - it's a great post to share!

Jul 21, 2009 02:32 PM #8
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