Saturday, October 27, 2007

Author unknown

I found the following in the Winter 2006 newsletter of this organisation, and thought it was worth sharing:

Please Don’t Save the Changes

The Paradox of our time in history
is that we have taller buildings, but shorter empers:
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 judgement:
more experts, but more problems,
more medicine, but less wellness.

We have multiplied our possessions, But reduced our values.
We talk too much, but love too seldom and hate too often.
We have learnt how to make a living but not a life,
we’ve added years to life, but not life to years.

We have been all the way to the Moon and back,
But we have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour.
We have conquered outer space, but not inner space;
we have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;
we’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We have higher incomes,but lower morals;
we have 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 times of world peace, but domestic warfare,
more leisure, but less fun;
more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce,
of fancier houses, but broken homes.

It is a time when there is much in the show window
and nothing in the stock room.

A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
a time when you can choose to either make a difference…..
Or just hit delete.

Author unknown

1 comment:

Carol said...

So very sadly true.