Paradox of Our Times
Source – Unknown
Today we have bigger houses and smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time ;
We have more degrees, but less common sense;
more knowledge, but less judgment ;
We have more experts, but more problems;
more medicines, but less wellness.
We spend too recklessly, laugh too little , drive too fast ,
get angry too quickly , stay up too late , get up too tired ,
read too little , watch TV too often , and pray too seldom .
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values .
We talk too much, love too little and lie 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 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’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 split the atom, but not our prejudice;
we write more, but learn less ; plan more but accomplish less.
We’ve learned to rush, but not wait ;
we have higher incomes, but lower morals .
We build more computers to hold more information,
to produce more copies, but have less communication .
We are 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.
More leisure and less fun ;
more kinds of food, but less nutrition ;
two incomes, but more divorce ;
fancier houses, but broken homes