The Paradox of Our Time

The Paradox of Our Time

George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s wrote something so eloquent and so very appropriate: The paradox of our time in history is that…. We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but a narrower viewpoint. 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 judgement. We have more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, talk too much,  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 love too seldom and hate too often. We have learned to make a living but not a life. We have added years to life not life to years. We have been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We have conquered outer space but not inner space. We have done larger things but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air but polluted the soul; We’ve conquered the atom, but not

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