Paradox of Our Times

Today we have bigger houses a smaller families

More conveniences, but less time

We have more degrees, but less common sense

More knowledge, but less judgment

We have more experts, and more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We spend too recklessly, laugh too little

Drive too fats, get angry far too quickly

Stay up late, get up too tired

Read too little, watch T.V. too often

Amd pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values

We talk too much, love too little, and lie too ofen

We have learned how to make a living, but not a life

We have added years to life,

Not life to years.

We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers

Wider freeways, but narrow viewpoints

We spend more, but have less; we buy more, and enjoy 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 have 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 to want

We have higher incomes, bu lower morals

We build more computers to hold more information

To produce more copies, but communicate less

We are long on quantity, but short on quality

These are the timnes of fast food, 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 more broken homes

That’s why I propose, that as of today

You do not keep anything for a special occasion

Because everyday that ypu live is a special occasion

Searche for knowledge, read more

Sit on the porch and admire the view

Without paying attention to your needs

Spend more time with your family and firends

Eat your favorite foods and

Visit the places you love

Enjoyment is  life as a chain of moments

Not long drawn out survival

Remove from your vocabulary phrases like

” One of these days” and “Someday”

Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them.

Do not delay anything that adds laughter and joy to your life

Everyday, every hour, and every minute is special. And you do it knowing that it could be your last

Just think… one of these days you may not be here to do any of the above!


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