The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings,
but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower view points; 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 judgment;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicine, but less wellness.
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, 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 cleaned up
the air, but polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not our
prejudice. We have higher incomes, but lower morals; we've become
long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are the times of 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 food, but less
These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses,
but broken homes. It is a time when there is much in the show
window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can
bring this note to you, and a time when you can choose either
to make a change ... or just move on as you hadn't read anything.
-- Author Unknown