The paradox of our time…

“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 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.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion,
big men and small character,
steep profits and shallow relationships…

Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.”

Dr.Bob Moorehead

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21 thoughts on “The paradox of our time…

  1. shoe1000 says:

    Thank you that was wonder full

  2. kalabalu says:

    Tried to hug the monitor 😉
    sending you a hug today
    its an internet hug ..what to say 🙂
    on screen..online
    but feelings stay..today
    and everyday ..what do you say 🙂
    eh

  3. feralc4t says:

    fast foods and slow digestion kinda sums it up.. Nice thought provoking stuff

  4. yourothermotherhere says:

    The ending was a little scary. When the smiling face came on, it passed my mind that it was going to say “Brought To You By Walmart”.

    • Otrazhenie says:

      He-he, did not mean to scare you with that smiling face. Very good point though – after being constantly bombarded by ‘selling smiles’ in ads and in shops, I would not be surprised if we start being scared of smiling faces 🙂

  5. Ajaytao2010 says:

    again you are so wonderful and beautiful a soul

    I love you for all the wisdom and humbleness you portray
    thank you very very much dear

  6. melanie says:

    désolée=sorry, but I’d rather hug & kiss in real life… 🙂 Internet will never replace human beings and true feelings, will always be abstract…
    – – –
    Respectful regards, Mélanie

    • Otrazhenie says:

      For me internet is not a ‘replacement’ of human beings, it is a connector that ‘connects’ us to other human beings whom otherwise we would never met in our lives due to geographical barriers. In that way internet is similar to books that connect readers with writers, only even better, as internet allows 2-way connection unlike books. 🙂

      • melanie says:

        I do agree with your point 100%… 🙂 Friendly thoughts and have a great weekend in your earthly paradise… 🙂

  7. beautiful analysis of modern life
    with regards

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