Jan 172000
 

This morning a friend sent me an essay written by a Columbine student.

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 out possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too little and hate too often.

We have learned how to make a living, but not a life; we have added years to life, not life to years.

We have been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We have conquered outer space, but not inner space.

We have higher incomes, but lower morals; we’ve become long on quantity but short on quality.

These are times of tall men and short characters.

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 divorces; of fancier houses but broken homes.

It is a time when there is much in the show-window and nothing in the stock-room, a time when technology can bring this letter to you and a time when you can choose either to make a difference ………………….

Or just hit ‘delete’.

Or make the difference with our power to share.