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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 time; we have more

degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but

less judgment; 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'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've conquered outer space, but

not inner space.


We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;

We've split the atom, but not our prejudice;

We have higher incomes, but lower morals;

We've 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

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; a time when technology

can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can

choose either to make a difference, or to just hit delete...

Submitted by Jamie Rustad Meagher

E=+1>Submitted by Jamie Rustad Meagher