Life in a blog.
Date: Sep 1st, 2005 6:31:08 pm - Subscribe

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 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, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, and watch TV too much.

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 a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We e-mail more, but write 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 we 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 two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway 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 showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this message to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just close the window.
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oblongbox - September 01st, 2005
This is...amazing. Nothing I can say can really sum it all up in one 'intelligent' comment. It's so true and brings out so many negative aspects of humanity and makes one want to find a way of changing it. A slap to the face by reality, if you must.

heartxc - September 01st, 2005
Yeah. Unfortunately there is no way to change it. This is how it's always going to be, maybe even worse.

heartxc - September 01st, 2005
Haha, glad to know.

heartxc - September 02nd, 2005
Well, I sure do hope it would change. If it does go on like this, I don't really see a future for anyone.


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