The Paradox of our Time

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  1. wpsatisfide

    wpsatisfide New Member

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    Received this in an email. Was a slideshow with some cool pics and music, but i can only post this. Anyway its pretty good.


    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 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 judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

    We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, 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 the new neighbor. We've 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 split 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 have higher incomes, but lower morals; we have more food, but less appeasement; we build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; we've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

    These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

    These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet to kill.

    It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology has brought this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to make a difference, or to just hit "Skip Ahead"...

    Written by Dr. Bob Moorehead
     
  2. NCCatter

    NCCatter Member

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    That is very very true. Seems like these days it's just more, better, faster...
     

  3. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    the ancient asian phlosiphers touched on this subject, they refered to it as "Karma" and "the Tao", every action has an equal and opposite re-action. i dont think its going to happen as long as "Man" is in control, but if we would return to living more simply and in moderation our problems would vanish....
     
  4. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz New Member

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    Its a great post but also sad because it is so true.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    nice post very true aswell
     
  6. NCCatter

    NCCatter Member

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    One thing about what you said Dink, if things did start getting better then I feel like people would stop relying on God so much. Because from what I've experienced and what I've seen/heard from other's experiences, people's prayer life and dependency on God diminishes when things are going right. It's only when things are wrong or there is a "want/need" that we turn to Him. So if we would start living simply or if everything was "just peachy" all the time, alot of things that cause us to be closer to God would vanish. We would then cease to worship Him like we should and justify it by saying that everything is going fine and we apparently don't need Him. Not trying to pick a bone with anyone, just stating my opinion and what I've noticed.
     
  7. LarryS

    LarryS New Member

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    Good post, sad but true.