Aug 13, 2012

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THE PARADOX OF OUR TIME

THE PARADOX OF OUR TIME

Is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers

Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints

We spend more, but we have less.

We buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses, but smaller families

More conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees, but less sense

More knowledge, but less judgement

More experts, but more problems

More medicines, but less wellness.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life.

We have added years to life, but not life to years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back

But have trouble crossing the street to

meet the new neighbour.

We have conquered outer space, but not inner space.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul.

We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We’ve higher incomes, but lower morals.

We’ve become long on quantity

 but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, tall men,

 and short character; Steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,

More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food,

 but less nutrition.

These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces;

Of fancier houses, but broken homes.

It is a time when there is much

in the show 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

Make  a difference or let this

Just be words to read

But not to ponder…

Inspirations,Vol 3,  Pg 49

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