We’ve all pondered the meaning of life. And our most profound thinkers have tackled the subject.
Shakespeare wrote, “Life is short, so love your life”. Comedian Steven Wright added his spin, “Life is short, but it’s wide.” Elton John sang “Live for each second without hesitation.” Oprah told us to “Live your best life”. And an unknown genius said, “the road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.”
It’s all great advice. But the most precious life lesson comes from philosopher king, George Carlin.
Here’s George’s take. “I want to do my next life backwards.
You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in a nursing home feeling better every day. Then you get kicked out for being too healthy, enjoy your retirement and collect your pension. Then you start to work and get a gold watch on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re too young to continue. You get ready for high school, drink alcohol, party and you’re generally promiscuous. Then you go to primary school, you’ll become a kid, you play and have no responsibilities. Then you become a baby and spend your last nine months floating peacefully in a spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap.
And then, you finish off as an orgasm.”