Keeping It Old School

Can anyone guess who wrote this a little over 10 years ago? I bet most people wouldn’t believe who it actually was who wrote this beautifully written insight into our modern, advanced, yet way more complicated, world. 

“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. 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 drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, live 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.
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 conquered outerspace but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our souls. We’ve conquered 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 too late. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and 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 the 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 show room window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. 

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent. 
Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moments for some day that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.” 

Namaste,

God bless us all,

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Greek Guru Guy

War 


Couldn’t have said it any better myself. There is no logic behind fighting for peace. There is no logic behind war in general for that matter. “Fighting for peace” is just another lie fed to you by those in position who gain from war. Think before you speak. Think before you agree with what you hear. Does it logically make sense? Question everything. Questioning something never killed anyone, like war does.