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Paradox Times in Life

By CatherineYen(20,979) CatherineYen

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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"Lotus series" painted by author Catherine Yen, year 2000

Today we have bigger houses but smaller families, more amenities but less time,
We have a higher education level and more knowledge but less common sense and competence to judge,
We have more experts but more problems,
More medicine but less health.

We seem unconcerned,
Laugh too little,
Get angry too quickly.
We get up too late,
Read too little,
Watch too much tv, and are less considerate.

We multiplied our properties and estates but we reduced our values and morals,
We talk too much, love too little and lie too often.

We learned how to make a living but not how to live,
We have years to live but can't add years to life.

We have higher buildings but lower tempers,
We have wider streets but more narrow points of view. 

We spent more but have less, We buy more but enjoy it less,
We went all the way to the moon and back, yet we can't cross the street to meet our neighbors.

We have split up atoms but can't break down our prejudices,
We write more, learn less, plan more but finish less,
We have higher income but lower morale,
We build more computers to obtain more information and
make more copies but to have less personal communication. 

We have more quantity than quality,
These are the times of fast food and great men with little character.
More spare time but less fun,
More kinds of food but less good nutrition,
Two incomes but more divorces,
Nicer houses but broken homes.

I sugget we don't save anything for "special occassions",
Instead treat everyday as a special occassion. 

Look for realization, read more, sit and enjoy the view,
Spend more time with your family and friends, eat your favorite food and visit places you love. 

Life is about moments of joy, not moments of survival,
Drink from your finest crystal glasses, eat from your good china,
Don't save up your best perfume or cologne,instead use it everyday. 

Erase expressions like "later","some other time", and " not now" from your vocabulary,
Tell your family and friends how much you love them,
Don't hesitate to allow the laughter and joy into your life,
Realize that everyday, every hour and every moment is unique. 

If you are too busy to send this to somebody you like and care about, just tell yourself you'll send it "later",
I guarantee you won't send it "later".

** I was seriously touched by the genuine and loving article, that the writer speaks up the truth, although I don't know who he or she is , I still hope this article would pass on and raise the self-examination of ourselves through this looking mirror.  -- Author, Catherine Yen

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