Paradoxes of Our Time

:: Today we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time;


:: We have more degrees, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less judgment;

:: We have more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

:: We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get to angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too often, and pray too seldom.

:: We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too little and lie 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 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'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 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 wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies, but have less communication. We are long on quantity, but short on quality.

:: These are in the times of fast foods 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; more incomes, but more divorce; fancier houses, but broken homes.

>> Thanks to Shabnam for sharing it with me. May we look back to our own life and come out of the holes that we often fall into. The journey of enlightenment beings with oneself and it can start from the smallest action possible. And more importantly, it is the attitude that starts it in the first place.

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