Sad Truths About Life Which No One Wants To Admit
“Today we are living longer and retiring earlier,… Rather than fading into the sunset, we have time to rediscover our personal uniqueness, deepen relationships, and question the mysteries of life.”
– Douglas Fletcher
What is The Truth About Life: We all think that we know a lot about life but the stark reality is that we know nothing about it. Throughout our life, we live in an illusion which most often seems real to our eyes. And the problem is not that we do not understand the reality of life. The problem is that we intentionally like to turn our gaze away from reality.
So that the bitter truth of reality may not assault the delightful virtual world of our dreams. This eloquent piece on the truth about life was written by George Carlin, a famous comedian of the 70s and 80s. It shows the appropriate reality of our times which we have forgotten because of blind race after modernity.
Do You Know The Great Paradox of Our Times
1. The paradox of our times 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.
2. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge but less judgment, more experts yet more problems, more medicines but less wellness.
3. 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.
4. We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
5. We have learned how to make a living but not a life. We have added years to life, not life to years.
6. We write more but learn less. We plan more but accomplish less. We have learned to rush but not to wait.
What Is The Irrefutable Reality of Our Times
7. We have 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.
8. We’ve done larger things but not better things. We have cleaned up the air but polluted the soul. We have conquered the atom but not our prejudice.
9. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever but we communicate less and less.
10. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits, and shallow relationships.
11. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses but broken homes.
12. 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.
13. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
Harsh Truths About Life We All Need To Remember
Truths About Life That Will Change Your Thinking
14. We all have a limited time in this world. And what an irony, we know nothing about the real deadline. So remember to spend some time with your loved ones because they are not going to be around forever.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Remember to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
18. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for somebody that person will not be there again.
19. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
And Always Remember:
20. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.
“True happiness cannot be bought. Nor can it be found in expensive possessions or the achievements you’ve had. You must have the wisdom to discern the difference between fleeting happiness and true joy.”