was walking through the Sahara desert, desperate for water ...
when he saw something, far off
in the distance. Hoping to find water, he walked towards the
image, only to find a little old Jewish man sitting at a card
table with a bunch of neckties laid out on it.
The Arab asked, "Please,
I'm dying of thirst, can I have some water?"
The man replied, "I
don't have any water, but why don't you buy a tie? Here's one
that goes nicely with your robes. "
The Arab shouted, "I don't
want a tie, you idiot, I need water!"
"OK, don't buy a
tie. But to show you what a nice guy I am, I'll tell you that
over that hill there, about 4 miles, is a nice restaurant. Walk
that way, they'll give you all the water you want." The
Arab thanked him and walked away towards the hill and eventually
Three hours later the Arab came
crawling back to where the man was sitting behind his card
table. The man said, "I told you, about 4 miles over that
hill. Couldn't you find it?"
The Arab rasped, "I found
it all right. Your brother wouldn't let me in without a
Submitted by Mike,
A wonderful Message
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
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
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 side. 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