The Paradox of Our Time

The Paradox of Our Time

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 common sense
More knowledge, but less good 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 we have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbors

We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner peace
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul
We’ve split the atom, and our families
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 more leisure, but less fun
More kinds of food, but less nutrition
These are the days of two incomes, but more poverty
Of fancier houses, but broken homes

It is a time when there is too much emphasis on our outsides
But nothing in the heart!


At My Part D USA we handed this poem out when we were doing seminars and everyone always asked us for copies. I thought I would share with you.

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Published by mypartdusa on March 19, 2008 in Other Topics of Interest.

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