1 luglio 2007

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 it less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences but less
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 the new neighbor.
We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less health.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired,
read too seldom, watch TV too much and pray too seldom.
We have conquered outer space, but not inner space. We’ve done larger
things, but not better things.
These are times of fast food 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.
These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but
broken homes. These are days of quick hips, disposable diapers, throw away
morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies and pills that do everything
from cheer to quiet, to kill.
We’ve cleaned the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve split 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 have less

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