Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I would like to share this article I very recently came accross, with you, my dear batchmates...
I think this is a masterpiece . If you have not read it yet, take time to read it now... Then read it again.

George Carlin died July 2008. He was a comedian of the 70's and 80's. Isn't it so amazing for a comedian like him to write something so very eloquent .. and so very appropriate .
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 on values. We talk too much, love too seldom and hate too often. We've learned to make a living but not life. We've added years to life,but 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 cleared up the air, but polluted the soil. 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 large incomes but more divorce, fancier houses but broken homes. These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers , throwaway morality, one nightstands, overweight bodies and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is too much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you , a time when you can choose either to share this insight or just hit delete...

There is much truism in what he said . Got to share this with whoever cares to read.
Warm regards to you fellas.

1 comment:

ErnestoDR said...

Thanks Fely for the post!

This lends credit to the questions,
"Are we more civilized now than before?"
"Are we better off now than a generation ago?"

The big question is, "WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE?"