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The Paradox of Our Times
There are 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 have multiplied our possessions... but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom... and hate too often.
We have learned how to make a living... but not a life.
We've added years to life... but not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back...
But we have difficulty crossing the street to meet the neighbors.
We've conquered outer space... but not our inner space.
We've cleaned the air... but polluted the soul.
We have split the atom... but not our prejudice.
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.
Of steep profits... and shallow relationships.
These are times of world peace... but domestic warfare.
These are days of more leisure... but less fun.
Of more kinds of food... but less nutrition.
These are days of two incomes... but more divorce.
Of fancier houses... but broken homes.
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