Listen up …

“Isn’t it just common sense— as common as the sense of taste— To put our heads together and figure out what’s going on here?” Job 34:4

Every now and then I run across something on the Internet that is too good to not share. One in particular was written by George Carlin who was known as a comedienne and author. To highlight a few of the paradoxes he listed:

  • 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.

The observations made by Carlin continue about drinking, smoking, spending, driving too fast, laughing too little…, and my favorite, loving too seldom and hating too often.

OYou don’t have to be a professor to have profound thinking skills and wisdom. Mr. Carlin reminds me that I need to practice being a better person and to be a better steward of my time, money, and relationships.

He also says, “We’ve learned how to make a living, but not life. We’ve added years to life not life to years.”

Let’s spend more time with our heads out of the clouds by the skyscrapers and our noses out of the Internet and embrace life where we are with whom we love.

Lord, thank you for the amazing insight that comes from wise people. Amen.

 

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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