Monday, July 2, 2007

The Paradox Of Our Time

its written by George Carlin.....i've seen it a couple of times in different places....n have come to realize how absolutely true it is....

The paradox of our times 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, buy enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families,

more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense,

more knowledge, but less judgment,

more experts, yet more problems.

More medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,

watch TV too much and pray seldom.

We have multiplied 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 to life, but not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a neighbour.

We conquered outerspace but not inner space.

We've done larger things, but not lesser things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We've conquered 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 build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion,

big men and small character,

steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.

Remember, spend more time with your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it.

A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Let your feelings out for they won't know how you feel if you keep them inside