We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We’ve been to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We have more knowledge, but less judgment; more medicine, but less wellness. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudices.
We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
Guilty as charged, your Honor.
Adapted from: http://instantwisdom.bravepages.com/special/paradox.htm