Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Paradox of Our Time in History

I read this in a book im currently reading, I wanted to add it because I think it is relevant to how we live these days, it makes you think..... its by Bob Moorehead, so enjoy it!!!

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 judgement, more experts, yet more problems,
More medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly,
Laugh too little, drive to fast, get too angry,
Stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little,
Watch TV too much, and pray to 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 we have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour.
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...
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce
Fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are the days of quick trips, disposable nappies,
Throwaway morality, one night stands,
Overweight bodies and pills that do everything from cheer, to
quiet, to kill.
It is a time where there is much in the showroom window
And nothing in the stockroom
Indeed, truly, these are the times.

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