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PostSubject: A lesson for everyone   A lesson for everyone Icon_minitimeSat Aug 09, 2008 6:04 am

A little bit of writing but please take the time out of your busy schedule to read and share with those you feel the need to.

I often wonder 40 years from now am I going to be happy with myself as far as how I spent my time in my younger years.

They say the most likely age for depression in men is 44. The older a women gets the more susceptible they are to depression. However, while women are more likely to stay depressed they are less likely to die while depressed than older men.

I think to myself is that about the age when we realize that over half of our life is gone, we're on the down hill run, pretty much gonna die soon. Then I'd also be thinking why didn't I properly time manage all those years? Cram the most into each day, have the minimum (but healthy) amount of sleep, don't fuck around, do my best at everything and strive to further myself in my chosen desires.

We spend FAR TOO much time doing FUCK ALL and when we are older we are going to miss that time. I know this for a fact. Yet knowing this I still don't act upon it. Is this because I am 'meant' to go through this stage in my life or am I just stupidly lazy?

I saw an interview of a 113 year old man. One of the question's the interviewer asked was what was the secret to living so long. The man looked very serious and said, "I have had alot to worry about in my life, and I just haven't fuckin' worried about it!".

Some of us unfortunately wont reach 113. Or even 44 so we can go through our midlife crisis. A few of us wont wake up tomorrow.

The more we learn and understand from older people and those that have 'been there and done that' is more we don't have to take the time and tribulations to learn ourselves. Therefore we have freed up precious time and can go further and do more in our lives than we would have done otherwise.


This is one of the most powerful, and spot on pieces of literature I have ever read. Take a minute to read it nice and slowly so you can take it in.

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.

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

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.

- Written by Minister, Author, and former Pastor of Overlake Christian Church
in Redmond, Washington,in a response to an inquiry by,
Dr. Moorehead said he wrote it in 1990.
It was later published in 1995 in his book WORDS APTLY SPOKEN.
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PostSubject: Re: A lesson for everyone   A lesson for everyone Icon_minitimeSat Aug 09, 2008 6:26 am

Cheers for the words, they are nothing but the truth. We are experiencing it right now and yet we don't realize it or we just choose to ignore it.
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