March 12, 2007 4:22am CST
I'm not too sure where i came across this. But I though that i would share it with you all. How true it is. So what are we going to do to change this?... 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 judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness, we drink too much, smoke too recklessly, laugh to 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 lie too often. We have learned how to make a living, but not a life; we have been all the way to the moon and back, but we have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour. We have conquered outer space but not inner space; we have done larger things, but not better things; we have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we have split the atom, but not our prejudice; we write more, but learn less; plane more, but accomplish less, we have learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals; more food but less appeasement. We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but less communication; we have become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are the times of fast food and slow digestion, tall mean and short characters; steep profits, and shallow relationps. These ar the times of world peace but domestice warfare; more leisure but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces, of fancier house, but broken homes. These are the 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 shop window and nothing in the stockroom. Indeed it is all true. -Anonymous
• United States
19 Aug 07
I have heard this before, but I like it every time I hear it. To me, we have advanced in some areas, such as technology, but at the same time willingly given up some of the old wisdom and principles that made us better people.