The Paradox of Our Times
I received these precious thoughts from an friend of mine - in English and in Arabic:
Today we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less judgment.
We have more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We‘ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to life, not life to years.
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've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
Write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals.
We are 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.
More leisure and less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition; two incomes, but more divorce; fancier houses, but broken homes.
Whatever you do, try to remember:
but by the moments that take our breath away.