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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 less. We have

Bigger houses and smaller families, more

Conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees

But less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment,

More experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but

Less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, and spend too

Recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get

Too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read

Too little, 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 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 have

Trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've

Done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We

Write more, but learn less. We plan more, but

Accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to

Wait. We build more computers to hold more

Information, to produce more copies than ever, but

We communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow

Digestion, big men and small character, steep

Profits and shallow relationships. These are the

Days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier

Houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick

Trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one

Night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do

Everything

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