Thursday, January 3, 2008

Something to think about...


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 judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate 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'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 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 days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are the 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. Where are we heading ....?


 

5 comments:

astoriasand said...

You tell me Lisa as I have no idea.It don't sound a right good place to me.Well it don't look too good for me should I put it that way, ,wherever it is.I am brain dead trying to learn all there is to learn again LOL!! Talk about don't read enough I am sick of reading manuals for all these new technic items.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http;//journals.aol.co.uk/astoriazsand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

kamdghwmw said...

Those statments are so true. Here I am moving into a much bigger house and the children should be moving out with in the next few years! LOL Then again everyone tells me that they will come back and that they bring more people with them.
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

imgr8phil said...

Life is all about change.  Hope you have a good Friday.  Take care.

Phil

mpllrd66 said...

Very Profound, it makes you stop and think what are we putting that ot in for? more minutes on  a cellphone? lets add another 100 channels to a tv that I do not have time to watch anyway?....By the way I like your blog it makes me think.
Take Care and hang in there
Mel

helmswondermom said...

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