Friday, 6 June 2008

The Paradox

              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 it 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, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness;
              We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values;
              We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often;
              We learned how to make a living, but not a life;
              We have added years to life, not life to years;
              We have 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 have have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; 
              We have split the atom, but not our prejudice; 
              We have higher incomes, but lower morals; 
              We have become long on quantity, but short on quality;
              These are the times of 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 divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes;
              It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom.

What do you think? 

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