Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I love this!

I read this a few years back and have always loved it. I never knew who wrote it. I heard it was George Carlin once and another time I heard it was Andy Rooney. i dont know, but regardless it is so true.
I hope you print it out and keep it. And try to remember the lessons in this. I escpially think younger people should read it. I find the communication part to be the best quote in it. Hugs all! Have a blessed Tuesday!
We have more... but less....
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 common sense;
more knowledge, but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicine, but less wellness.

We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, become too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch too much television, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and lie too often.

We have learned how to make a living, but not a life;
we have added years to our life, but not life to our years.
We have been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We have conquered outer space, but not conquered inner space;
we have done larger things, but not better things;
we have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;
we have split the atom, but not the prejudice;
we write more, but learn less;
we plan more but accomplish less.
We have learned to rush, but not to wait;
we have higher incomes, but lower morals;
more food, but less appeasement;
more acquaintances, but fewer friends;
more effort, but less success.

We have built more computers to hold more information, more cell phones, text messaging, internet sites, twitter, facebook, myspace, instant messaging, emails, blogs etc...than ever before, but have less real communication;
we have become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times for fast foods and slow digestion;
tall men and short character,
steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,
more leisure and 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.
These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one-night stands, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is too much in the Shop window, but not enough in the Stockroom.
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