The paradox of our age 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 yet less time.
We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgement.
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 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 neighbour.
We've conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger things but not better things.
We've conquered the atom but not our prejudice.
We write more but learn less.
We plan more but accomplish less.
We have more acquaintances but fewer friends.
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.
Remember to 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 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 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, speak and share the precious thoughts in your mind.I'd love to hear which ones you can relate to. Do you think this is a fair summation of our lives at the start of the 21st century or do you find it glib? Do jump in and comment - let's share our thoughts!