Friday, December 21, 2007

Paradox of our times

Something that was sent to me.......

Today we have bigger houses, smaller families, more conveniences , but less time
We have more degrees but less common sense
We have more knowledge but less judgement
We have more experts but more problems
We have more medicine but less wellness
We spend too recklessly, drive too fast
Get angry too quickly, get up too tired, read too little
We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values
We talk too much but love too little
We have learned how to make a living, but not a life
We have added years to life but not life to years
We have taller buildings but shorter tempers
Wide freeways but narrower viewpoints
We spend more but have less
We buy more but enjoy it less
We have been all the way to the moon and back
But trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor
We have conquered outer space but not inner space
We have split the atom but not our prejudice
We write more but learn less
We plan more but accomplish less
We have learned to rush but not to wait
We have have higher incomes but lower morals
We build more computers to hold more information
But have less communication
We long on quantity but short on quality
These are times of fast food and slow digestion
Tall men and short character
Steep profits and shallow relationships
More leisure but less fun
More types of food but less nutrition
Two incomes but more divorce
Fancier houses but broken homes

That’s why I propose that as of today
You do not keep anything for a special occasion
Because everyday that you live is a
Special occasion
Search for knowledge, read more
Sit on your front porch and admire the view
Without paying attention to your needs
Spend more time with your family and friends,
Eat well and visit the places you love

Remove from your vocabulary phrases like
‘One of these days’ or ‘someday’
Write the letter that you are thinking of writing ‘one of these days’
Let’s tell our families how we love them

Everyday, every hour and every minute is SPECIAL!

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