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  • 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 judgment;
  • More experts, but more problems; 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 pray too 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, 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've learned to rush, but not to wait.
  • We plan more, but accomplish less.
  • We write more, but learn less.
  • We build more computers
  • To hold more information
  • To produce more copies than ever,
  • But have less communication.
  • 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, disposable 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
  • And nothing in the stockroom;
  • A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
  • And a time when you can choose either to share this insight,
  • Or to just hit delete.

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