The Paradox of Time

The paradox of 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 and smaller families

Bigger churches and smaller congregations

A multitude of prayers, but very little faith

A blessed life, but lack of gratitude

A loving God for our blemished hearts

We have more convenience, 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, not life to years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back

But we have trouble crossing the street to meet

A new neighbor

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 our 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

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 a time when there is much in the show window

And nothing in the stockroom

A time when technology can bring this message to you

And a time when you can choose to make a difference

  Or just hit delete…

-Author Unknown