Thursday, November 4, 2010

True reflection of Modern Life

Today 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;

We have more experts, but more problems;
more medicine, but less wellness.

We spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry too quickly,

Stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too often, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but
reduced our values. We talk too much,
love too little and lie 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 spend more, but have less;
we buy more, but enjoy it less.

We have taller buildings,
but shorter tempers; wider freeways,
but narrower viewpoints.

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 split
the atom, but not our prejudice;

We've learned to rush, but not to wait;
we have higher incomes, but lower morals.

We build more computers to hold more
information, to produce more copies, but
have less communication. We are
long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods
and slow digestion; tall men and
short character; steep profits and
shallow relationships.

More leisure and less fun; more kinds of food,
but less nutrition; two incomes, but more divorces;
fancier houses, but broken homes.

That’s why I propose, that as of today,
you do not keep anything for a special occasion,
because every day that you live
is a special occasion.

You must Search for knowledge, and read more,
sit on your front porch and admire the view,
without paying attention to your needs.
Spend more time with your family & friends,
Eat your favorite foods,
and visit the places you love.
Life is a chain and for moment of enjoyment,
not only about survival.

Use your crystal goblets to drown your Sorrows.
Do not save your best perfume, but use it
every time you feel you want it.
Remove from your vocabulary phrases
like “one of these days” and “someday”.

Let’s write that letter we thought of writing
“one of these days”. Let’s tell
our families and friends
how much we love them.
Do not delay anything that adds
laughter and joy to your life.
Every day, every hour, and every minute
is special. And you don’t know
if it will be your last.

If you’re too busy for someone you love,
and you tell yourself “later one of these days"
Just think, One of these days,
"you may not be there to send it!

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