Thursday, January 20, 2005


Thanks to my good friend for sending this to me.

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 to 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 but 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. 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 fastfoods and slow digestion,
big men and small character, steep profits and shallow

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce;
fancier house but broken homes. These are days of
quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality,
one night stands, overweight bodies and pills that do
almost everything: from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It
is a time when there is much in the showroom window
and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology
can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can
choose either to share this insight, or just hit

Remember: spend some time with your loved ones,
because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember to 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
all 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 hearts especially when it comes from
deep inside 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.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away…

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