Un-paradoxing our age

These statements are so true! But very bleak, so I took the liberty of paraphrasing in a more active and positive frame.

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We have bigger houses but smaller families; Instead of seeking a bigger house, welcome more people into your “family”.

more conveniences, but less time; Instead of seeking more conveniences, be grateful for the time that you spend in your day.

We have more degrees, but less sense; When you’re attaining your degree, strive to gain more common (and uncommon) good sense.

more knowledge, but less judgement; Instead of seeking more knowledge, hone your sense of decisiveness.  

more experts, but more problems; While you’re becoming an expert, make your expertise useful in solving real problems.  

more medicines, but less healthiness; Make medicine your last resort, and make your lifestyle a healthy one.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. When you’re dreaming of walking on the moon, pause to be grateful for what’s already right in front of you.  

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies then ever, but have less communication; When you notice yourself hoarding data on your hard drive, recall that we welcomed computers into our lives to make communication easier; send someone an email to say ‘hi’.

We have become long on quantity, but short on quality. Remove our focus from quantity, and return to the pursuit of quality.  

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion; Eat consciously and savor each bite.

Tall men but short character; Be strong and people will recognize that in you.

Steep profits but shallow relationships. Ask yourself how your profit-seeking has served you, and then spend a few moments to reach out and deepen one of the relationships in your life.

It’s a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room. Fill your life with meaningful experiences and deep connections.

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