My dear friend Ramesh Jain posted this in his latest newsletter. It seems very fitting to consider our priorities with the storm approaching. A very insightful message from comedian George Carlin.
A 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 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, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness..
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 a new neighbor. We 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 conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information 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 divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Relationships are not about holding hands while you understand each other……..!
They are about having lots of misunderstanding
and still holding each other’s hands…..!
(Centre for Spiritual Evolution and Joyful Living)
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
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