The Life Of This World As Explained By George Carlin

Now before you start issuing fatwas against me, just a take a moment to realize that a true believer will find ‘ibrah (lesson) in anything. Ali (RA) is quoted to have said, “Look at what is being said, not who is saying it.” So with that in mind, please read and pass on to others. May Allah allow us to realize the reality of this life, and prepare for the next one properly.

 

What a difference a sad event in someone’s life makes.

GEORGE CARLIN (His wiferecently died…)                     

Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so eloquent…and so true.

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 informa tion, 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.

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.

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.

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3 Comments on “The Life Of This World As Explained By George Carlin”

  1. Abdullah Says:

    Just to let you know this text is by Dr. Bob Moorehead, former pastor of Seattle’s Overlake Christian Church
    Read, and not George Carlin, as explained here : http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp

  2. Abdullah Says:

    Yes moving and profound words. JazakAllahu kheyran for sharing it.


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