> This was posted from George Carlin, whose wife recently died.  I thought it
> kind of says it all and would be appropriate to pass on...
> _____________
> We live in a paradox of our time in history in 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.