A Paradox

 PARADOX OF OUR AGE
 
 We have 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, but smaller families...
 We have more conveniences, but less time.
 
 We have more degrees, but less since...
 We are more knowledgeable, but less judgment.
 
 We have more experts, but more problems...
 More medicine, but less wellness.
 
 We drink too much, smoke too much,
    spend too recklessly, laugh way too little.
 
 Drive too fast, get to angry too quickly...
 Stay up too late, get up too tired.
 
 Read too seldom, Pray too seldom, watch TV too much,
 We have multiplied our processions, but reduced our values.
 
 We talk too much, love too seldom and lie too often.
 We learn how to make a living, but not a life!
 
 We have added years to life, but not life to years.
 
 We have been all the way to the moon and back,
    but have trouble crossing the street to greet a neighbor.
 
 We have conquered outer space, but not inner space...
 We have done larger things, but not better things.
 
 We have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul...
 We have split the atom, but not our prejudices.
 
 We write more, but learn less...
 We plan more, but accomplish less.
 
 We have learned to rush, but not to wait...
 We have higher income, but lower morals.
 We have more food, but less appeasement.
 
 We build more computers to hold more information,
    to produce more copies, but we have less communication.
 
 We have become long on quaintly, but short on quality...
 We are in the times of fast food, but slow digestion.
 
 We are tall men, but short on character...
 We have steep profits, but shallow  relationships.
 
 These are days of two incomes, but more divorce...
 We have fancier houses, but broken homes.
 
 These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,
    Throw away morality, and one night stands.
    Overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from
    cheer, to quiet, and to kill.
 
 It's a time when there is much in the show window...
    and nothing in the stock room.
 
 

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