Stop And Think


We think our younger generation never notices
anything, but in truth, they notice more than we as
adults do, and they notice and understand more than
what we want to admit they do. A Columbine student
wrote this, very compelling thesis:
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 it less. We
have bigger houses, but smaller families; more
conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees,
but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but

less wellness.
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'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
the new neighbour. We've conquered outer space, but
not inner space; we've cleaned up the air; but
polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not
prejudice. We have higher incomes, but lower
morals, we've become long on quantity, but short on
These are the times of tall men and short character;

steep profits and shallow relationships. These are
the times of world peace, but domestic warfare, more
leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less
nutrition. These are the days of two incomes, but
more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

It is time when there is much in the show 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 make a difference....

or just hit delete.




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