Saturday, August 23, 2008

The paradox of our time

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 judgment,
more experts, yet more problems,
more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,
spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry,
stay up too late, get up too tired,
read too little, watch TV too much,
and pray too 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 have trouble
crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

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.
We build more computers to hold
more information, to produce more
copies than ever, but we communicate
less and less. These are the times
of fast foods and slow digestion,
big men and small character,
steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes
but more divorce, fancier houses,
but broken homes. These are days of
quick trips, disposable diapers,
throwaway morality, one night stands,
overweight bodies, and pills that do
everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.


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Toni said...

Great post and unfortunately so true!