Jun. 15th, 2014

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A message by George Carlin was posted somewhere. George Carlin, a comedian has said something so true that is mindblowingly poignant. Here is the message that was posted:
The Paradox of our Time
“We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it 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, but 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 too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, 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 have learned how to make a living, but not a life; we have added years to life, not life to years. We have been all the way to the Moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We have conquered outer space, but not inner space. We have done larger things, but not better things. We have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We have split the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication.”
There is really no doubt that we ARE living in this ‘dark’ time. Things are hated with passion, and haters take pride in doing so. How I wish we could stop this hatred, irresponsible attitude, wastage of good things. It is said if we do not think it is necessary to love the person who loves us like anything—be it a friend, parent, teacher, grandparents or anyone— then why is it so important for us to hate those who hate us? Why we cannot let go of such people? And often it is not the person we hate who hates us, it is someone who we think is “stupid”. Life is very short and it should not be wasted in hating others. When are we going to learn that? My feelings towards haters have always been that only WEAK people are able to hate. When you are strong you forgive and forget. Obviously it’s not easy to ‘forgive and forget’ but this is not impossible either. By saying no-no to hatred I’m not saying we should love everyone or everything. Gray color can be appreciated for the existence of both black & white. If we see black color, we can’t most certainly say it’s white or something. Hatred spreads negativity and causes our society to do evil things. Murder, kidnapping, rape, abuse and even wars take place because of this hatred. It does no good to our world; the only thing hatred does is Damage. Countless people have lost their lives because this one feeling. Though it can be said there ought to be an opposition. Without winter we wouldn’t appreciate the spring, without loss we wouldn’t appreciate anything- similarly without hate love cannot be appreciated. Yet excess of anything is bad—it has always been so. The excess of hatred is bad. It keeps us from appreciating the beauty of our world. It has done irrecoverable damage to us. I hope people come out of it one day—I’ll keep the hope alive!


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