The Paradox of Our Time: Beautiful Message By Dr. Moorehead Not George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor and writer/author who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Dr. Moorehead is minister, author, and former pastor of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington. 

The following message said to have come from George Carlin on the occasion of his wife’s death. It has also circulated as having been written by a surviving student of the Columbine high school massacre in Colorado. however. It is minister, author, and former pastor of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington. In a response to an inquiry by, Dr. Moorehead said he wrote it in 1990. It was later published in 1995 in his book WORDS APTLY SPOKEN.

The Way I See It: It doesn’t really matter if George or Moorehead wrote these words. It’s still a great message telling us to cherish every single moment and person in our lives. Life was never about money, power, position or possession it was always about love, care, moments of joy, laughter, love and sharing. Life is all about living it ..learn…teach..connect….

Love & Light



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.


Life is  not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take  our breath away.


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