The paradox of our time in
history is that we have
taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider
freeways, but narrower veiwpoints. We spend more, but
have less; we buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and
smaller families; more
conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees,
maore experts, but more porblems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke 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 seldom, watch tv too much, and pary to seldom.
We have mulitiplied our possessions,
but reduced our values. 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 too 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 neighboors. 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 prejudices. We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more copies than ever, but have less
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,
disposible 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 but nothing in the
stockroom; a time when technology can bring you this letter, and a time when
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