Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again… :) – George Carlin


This is a master piece. If you have not read it take the time to read it now. If you have read it take time to read it again! GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently died….)

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.

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 other people….Who cares?

-George Carlin

P. S.  In my all readings, this piece is my first love… 🙂

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About wasiddiqui

Wajeeha Asrar Siddiqui is a Karachi based freelance writer and blogger and has main aim to spread awareness via Wajeeha’s Official Blog. (http:wasiddiqui.com) Wajeeha is writing on her blog since 2008. Her aim is to promote education along with awareness in Pakistani society. According to her, one of the main reasons for what Pakistan is lacking behind is lack of proper education, proper counseling, and proper implementation of education. She mostly picked topics on social issues and daily life with a little mixture of some random thoughts.

Posted on July 3, 2009, in Reading, View Point and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. this is indeed a good piece written by george carlin but i totally disagree with his concept about God. and for Muslims there is no goodness and no morality without getting the concept of God clear in our minds.

  2. Wow, what a message… It went all the way through my head down to my hearth.

  3. Excellent post! I especially like the statement that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. I suppose that is what keeps me literally up in the air, traveling the world, teaching/consulting/helping. I have had enough breath-taking moments to fill a dozen memory books. Most have required taking a risk, risks that one person or another has advised me to avoid. Yes, the risks have had some interesting moments, such as being mugged three times (in three different countries) — what can I say, some people are huggable but I am clearly muggable — but the alternative, to have, at the end of life, the foggy memory of a series of breaths taken, rather than a bright collection of breaths taken away, makes each risk worthwhile.

    May your life be full of more breath-taking moments than you can count!

    • That is true that some risks really worth to be taken, regardless what others are saying.
      Well, thanks for your visit, consideration and off course comment…

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