The Paradox of our Age

Habang nakasakay sa bus, bigla ko lang napansin yung malawak na "bukirin" ng UP-Diliman (along Commonwealth Avenue), natuwa naman ako, puro berde (refreshing sa paningin at nakakaalis ng stress). Kasi sa bus, hindi talaga maiiwasang nakaka idlip ka sa antok buti na lang nde ako lumalagpas sa babaan. Walang lang, kung minsan sa sobrang busy natin sa work natin eh nakakalimutan natin mga simpleng bagay na nakakapagpasaya sa atin. Nagiging "robot" na rin tayo.. nawawala na ang "human" side natin..

Just want to share the essay written by Dr. Moorehead..

The Paradox of our Time!

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 and smaller families.
More conveniences, 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 drink too much, smoke too much, 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 much, and pray too seldom.

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 have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
We've conquered outer space, but not inner space;
We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less;
We plan more, but accomplish less;
We've learned to rush, but not to wait;
We have higher incomes, but lower morals;
We have more food, but less appeasement;

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication.

We've become 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.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure,but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to make a difference, or to just hit delete...

7 Reaction(s) :: The Paradox of our Age

  1. wala lang tito, may naalala lang ako sa intro nito. naalala ko ung sa Click movie. Ang lesson dun is, hey, slow down and see the life's beauty. slow down. slow down. :)

  2. i love this post.

    totoo. swak na swak. the opposites and the parallelism between the 'yin' and 'yang' of this world. ang galing... nakakamangha.

    we have too MUCH material things.

    ewan ko ba kung pano mababago ang mundo!!!

  3. salamat aaron at utakgago sa comments. naku may isang nakawalang spammer. yan na nga ba sinasabi ko eh. mahirap talaga pag open lang ang comments section. tsk tsk this will be the first and the last na makakapasok mga spammer na yan

  4. So true! What can I say, pipol focused on material aspects, never realizing that we are just travellers. In the later run, we will all leave our possesions and what really matters are our good legacies.

  5. yeah.. nagiging materialistic na sobra mga tao ngayon!

  6. sa tingin ko, kasama na rin dito iyong mga "tumatandang paurong"..bwahahahahaha....

  7. haha, you said it again pocholo