Saturday, December 18, 2004

 

Pre-Civil War Free vs. Slave States
Greeen = free states and territories
Red = slave states
Tan = territories open to slavery
A Message written by George Carlin:

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

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