The paradox of our time

A friend said he was reminded of this passage when he read the previous blog and it is an accurate definition of the modern American lifestyle, so I thought I would post it:

“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers…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 have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. 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’ve done larger things, but not better things…We write more, but learn 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. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.”
– George Carlin (emphasis added)


A close friend and co-founder of Cobriel Foundation is raising money for International Impact in Ecuador by selling prints of his amazing photographs from his visit to Mexico…Check ’em out… (the pic. above is 1 of the photographs for sale on the site)

http://www.phphoto.net/Gallery1/

prices are still to be set the photographer, if you are at all interested or have any questions shoot him an email at: peter@phphoto.net

AND I also recieved an email from Colin Salisbury who is part of The Global Volunteer Network Foundation which has organized the Kenya Urgent Appeal in response to the prolonged drought in Kenya and lack of aid to the country which has as Colin writes,

“made a precarious food situation worse; crops have withered, wells have dried-up, and livestock herds have been depleted.”

The Kenyan government has declared the drought a national disaster and called for international humanitarian aid to help feed the 2.5 million people most affected by the drought…

if donating or volunteering in this situation intrigues you at all check out their website: http://www.gvnfoundation.org

let me know what you think….

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