Paradox of Time
By Dr. Leo Rebello
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 medicines but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, 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 have added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble, crossing street to meet a new neighbor.
We 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've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more but we 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 characters, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses but broken homes.
These are the 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 room window and nothing in the stock room. A time when technology can bring an e-mail to you and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or ignore it.
But you can change all this by remembering a few things:
* 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 will not be there again.
* Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind. We suddenly have time, give it quality..!
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