the Paradox of our times

I did some traveling last few weeks (and obviously not a lot of writing) and while eating at a diner in Tennessee I cam across a very interesting poster on the wall that just speaks to the many rouse I’ve been having over living, life and the paradox of it all:

The paradox of our times is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We buy more, but enjoy it less…
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time; we have more advanced “degrees”, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less good judgment; more medicine, but less wellness…
We have higher incomes but lower morals. We have been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor…. We’ve conquered otter space, but inner space is still a mystery to millions of us…
We have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; split the atom, but not our prejudices… We talk too much, love too seldom and hate too often… These are times of steep profits and shallow relationships; world peace, but domestic warfare, more leisure, but less fun; two incomes, and more divorce…it is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring a letter to you in seconds , and you can choose to either make a difference or just hit,…DELETE.

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