Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh.
I started watching this 1997 video (behind the LJ cut, below) on The Official George Carlin Fan Page (Facebook) because I love George Carlin and I love Jon Stewart, and it was posted by George's daughter Kelly, who is pretty awesome in her own right.
But ~ when they started talking about the drugs, genetics, etc. ~ all I could think of was Brian Epstein.
In the video below, George Carlin explains the progression of alcohol and then drug abuse, starting from 'all pleasure and very little pain' and ending up with 'all pain and barely any pleasure' ~
Genetics plays a very big part in how and whether you are physically and mentally the type of person who can succeed in extricating yourself from the trap.
He goes on to contend that the support and assistance of those you care about are an especially crucial part in saving yourself:
"...but you need people around who could help you, and you need something to live for, you have to have something to look forward to, to bring you out of it..."
Yeah..... So ~ where were you, JPG&R?
(I originally found
this video on
this Facebook post
by George's daughter,
Another thing he says that I more than agree with:
"People are wonderful. People... I love individuals. I hate groups of people. I hate a group of people with a 'common purpose.' Because pretty soon they have little hats. Y'know?..." :)
George Carlin had amazing foresight. This video was made before Jon Stewart became the household name he is now. But George knew where Jon was headed:
"...and I owe you a little, and you are gonna show us a lot, and I look forward to it."
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