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 have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
Weâ€™ve learned how to make a living, but not a life;
Weâ€™ve added years to life, not life to years.
Weâ€™ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
Weâ€™ve conquered outer space, but not inner space;
Weâ€™ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;
Weâ€™ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.
We have higher incomes, but lower morals;
Weâ€™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.