The Paradox of Time by Dr. Bob Moorehead

by Vanessa

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 judgement; 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 learnt 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 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

We have higher incomes, but lower morals; we’ve become long on quantity, but
short on quality. 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 a time when there is
more in the show window and nothing in the stock room; a time when technology
can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose to make a difference
or to just hit delete.