Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Message By George Carlin

I even have a book by Carlin, he is a top comedian by profession but also a brilliant writer. His funny diatribe are usually laced with profanity but still very funny. Some of his funnier books include: When Will Jesus Bring The Porkchops? and Brain Droppings.

Some of his famous sacarsm comedic stylings:
Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect.
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
It's never just a game when you're winning.
and my favourite:
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

George Carlin
To get a sense of his genius, watch his 1 hr stand up routine Life Is Worth Losing:

A good friend of mine sent me Carlin's message below, possibly following the death of his wife, nothing to do with finance or business... but read my banner, it makes my world go around... After watching his comedic talents, now marvel at what he wrote below - brashness and sacarsm do not equate to a harsh person but a most tender soul bent on pointing out our flaws, so that we all can call a spade a spade and live life as we should to the full.

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. 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.

George Carlin


ccdev said...

like i said previously, this is more than a financial blog. something about life, wonderful writing.

puffyeye said...

This passage, "The Paradox of Our Age" is not written by George Carlin. It was by Dr Bob Moorehead.