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Hard to Believe

It is hard to believe that this was written by a high school student...
So well written, and so very true...

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 less solutions;
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 have trouble
crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.

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 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 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 letter to you,
and a time when you can choose either to
forward this message and make a difference

...or

just hit delete...

But wait!

Yes, let US make a difference, today!

Do not keep everything for a special occasion,
because every day that you live is a special occasion.

Search for knowledge, read more,
sit on your front porch and admire the view,
without thinking of all the jobs you think you must do.

Spend more time with your family, eat your favorite food, visit the place you love.

Life is a chain of moments of enjoyment;
it isn’t only survival.

Use your crystal goblets. Do not save your best perfume,
and 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 now, that we thought of writing
“One of these days.”

Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them.

Every day, hour, and minute are special....

And you don’t know if it will be your last...

 

"God has the tough end of the deal. What if instead of planting the seed you had to make the tree? That would keep you up late at night, trying to figure that one out." Jim Rohn