The Paradox of 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 drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh
too little, drive too fast, get too angry to quickly, stay up too late,
get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too
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 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 done larger things, but
not better things; We've cleaned up 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 have higher
incomes, but lower morals; We have more food, but less
appeasement; We build more computers to hold more information
to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication;
We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are the times of fast foods 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; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;
of fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away
morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do
everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
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 the 'delete' button.
As always, it's your choice.
Let your choice be one that will bring peace to your heart.