The Paradox of Our Time in History

The Paradox of Our Time in History is that . . . .

We have taller buildings but shorter tempers.  We have wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. 

We hve bigger houses and smaller families.  We have more conveniences, but less time.  We have more degrees but less sense.  We have more knowledge, but less  judgment.  We have more experts, yet more problems.  We have more medicine, but less wellness.  We spend more, but enjoy less.  We write more, but learn less.  We plan more, but accomplish less.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.  We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.  We’ve learned how make a living, but not a life.  We’ve added years to life, not life to years.  We’ve conquered outer space but not inner space.  We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour.

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’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.  We build more computers to hold more information, but we communicate less and less.  We drink too much, smoke too much, spend to recklessly, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and laugh too little and pray too seldom.

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 the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

Give time to love and care, warmth and affection.  Give time to life.

"Author Unknown"