Who Made The Most Sense, Khalil Gibran or George Carlin?

It isn’t much of a contest. Carlin not only delivered better lines, but he wrote better and made more sense.

khalil-gibran-biography[1]Daily Prompt: Seven Wonders

Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?

George Carlin had seven words also.

No, I’m not going to discuss Carlin’s seven dirty words. That’s just an attention grabber.

Upon what study was Khalil Gibran assertion based?

Did he provide the words?

Carlin beat Gibran on both; he had references and the words.

Khalil Gibran’s book, The Prophet, was suggested reading for people and marriages in trouble. Every hippie worth their tie-die, granny glasses, and bell-bottoms had a copy of it. Don’t you find it strange it would appeal to a generation that was stoned, buzzed, high, and trippin’? It made perfect sense to people who didn’t bathe, come in out of the rain, or find gainful employment. A friend suggested I read it, not that I was any of the aforementioned, but he was.

He said it possessed great wisdom.

Contrary to the thought that increased wisdom comes from understanding seven words, The Prophet was a laborious overuse of words. It took simple concepts and added bobbles, bangles, and bows to show-off Gibrans skill as a writer who wrote with bobbles, bangles, and bows.

Gibran himself was a proponent of Syria adopting one language, Arabic. What seven Arabic words did he have in mind?

His writing had a mystic appeal. Which means there are no real resolutions only hidden knowledge and if you didn’t understand it is because of you and not the purveyor of the words.

He was a hack that sold snake oil.

Minus the seven dirty words, Carlin made more sense of life than Gibran and was smarter, certainly funnier.

As for my seven words: “Would you like some fries with that?”



  1. I absolutely love this blog post. It’s to the point and poignant at the same time. I love George Carlin and, although I don’t agree with everything he says, what he says is extremely effective and appropriate in many instances. It’s evident that he was a comedian who had not only humor to share, but a message to disseminate as well; a message that he honed for decades.

    Thanks for this!

Blather away, if you like.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s