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 experts, yet more problems.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much and listen too little.
We 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 the new neighbor.
We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.
We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.
We have higher incomes, but lower morals.
We build more computers to hold more information that we print on more paper than ever before. But we communicate less and connect less.
We’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are days of two incomes, but more divorce, of fancier houses, but broken homes.
We have pills to grow hair, pills to stop allergies, pills to lose weight and pills to help sex. And we have parents who wonder why their children pop pills.
It is a time when there is more in the show window and less in the stockroom.
Disclosure: The author is unknown to me. I came across the list a few years ago, but no one’s name was attached. Still, they certainly seem to apply today.
Any that you would add?