So today I was going through some of my old stuff and found this within some papers I had from high school.. I read it & it made me sad because all of it was true.. I'm here to share it with you.
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 less. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, wake up too tired, read too little, watch television too much and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduces our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate 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, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space, but not inner space. We have done larger things, but not better things. We have cleaned up the air, but polluted our souls. We plan more, but accomplish less. We have learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character. Steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces; fancier houses, but broken homes. These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that can do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can either choose to share this insight or just hit "delete".
Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person will soon grow up and leave your side. Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you. Remember to say "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones but, most of all, mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands an cherish the moment, for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
With all my love,
Dr. Bob Moorehead