Sunday 9 November 2008


Comedian George Carlin’s viewpoint and the message that comes with it seem so appropriate.

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Highways, 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 neighbour.

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 message to you, and you have a choice of either sharing this insight or just ignore it.

Just take a moment and THINK about it.

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zainal mokhtar said...

May I add:

We drive big cars, but have small brains,
We talk big, but think small,
We look up to big people, but trod on small folks,
We think money is everything,charity nothing,
We throw our weight around,but never on issues,
We are much about urgency,naught on courtesy,
We know what is good, but prefer what is bad.
In short, we're all JERKS !

Unknown said...

so let's all go back to the clean air, soulful pace, smiley faces, natural products, good old kampong days

where simplicity is the order of everyday

forget globalisation - the battle cry of greedy people

where mother earth is abused

so back to P Ramlee era ... yeah!

Anonymous said...


I almost puked when I read Hishamuddin Aun's column in the Berita Harian today. He is now ass-licking Najib. A few months ago, this was the same guy who was going around telling people that Rosmah Mansor was the real Deputy Prime Minister, not Najib. A few weeks ago when one of his editors asked him who was going to be made Group Editor-in-Chief of NSTP, this is what Hishammuddin Aun said:
"Rosmah will be making that decision".

Come on lah brother Hisham time to let go and leave lah. They won't charge you with corruption, although there is a lot of proof against you taking money from Khir Toyo, Shahrizat, Azeez Putera and so on...and not to mention getting favours from your wife's company.


Russ Kühl said...

It is not George Carlin's views or article. See here

The original author is Bob Moorehead, a former pastor of Seattle's Oakland Christian Church and an alleged sex offender. (More info here. )

balan said...

Most of your obseravtions are true. It only that we all are always in constant state of denial