A meaningful article my friend Janice fwd to me.
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, 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.
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 outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. 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 to wait. We build more computers to hold more informa tion, 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 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. 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 in awe, 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 t hat is the only treasure 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 moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away…
15 thoughts on “A meaningful message …”
thanks for sharing 🙂
it’s indeed very meaningful, true & thought provoking. 🙂
Thanks Dasmond for this article. Different sentences give a different meaning, different feeling, & of cos a different thought. I dunno how much ppl will understand fr your post. But I do have to say tt ppl r lacking in seeing ‘values’, but only chasing aft a lot of useless stuff that they dun really need in life & dun focus on a lot more impt things & in e end regret why previously they dun think or do abt it. Well, I know I may nt b doing v well but will improve to make it better. So let’s all work on these. If u have nt start it, juz start doing today. I’m sure it’s nt hard. Jiayou!
hi is joshua ang from fu jian china? he’s not singaporean? cos i see from some website that he’s from fu jian china. hope someone will ans my question.
( nope. He’s a Singaporean. His blogsite nutzhen.com – from 22 )
hihi. thgt u might to give due credit to original writer: http://snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp
well, i’m commenting on the spain trip =)
My mom was asking me roughly how much to go for the trip with you?
( think the trip is 3k add… but no filming one hor… I only travel along, not the Star Guide show on TV 🙂 hahaha – from 22 )
The sky is cloudless.
creation of one thing is not meant to be the elimination of another. While we benefit from creations, we should not forget about other important things in life.
nice article there!
i shall reflect upon myself. =x
hahaha..okok..i told her liao…we know no filming one.. cuz she wanna go overseas ma..but then dont want go with bryan wong..hahaha..she say she prefer gg there with u one..lol
Thanks for sharing. nice & meaningful. Hehe, Jia you! =)
wow. how true.
thanks for sharing!
and btw, that picture of you is really nice.
BTW wad’s spain currencies? i got no idea for that…
Great post!! same sentiments..realli true and thot provokin…
Forwarded this article..
hopefully someone out there will come to their senses wif our little effort 😉
*hvn’t leave any msg for some time..miss u
rgds and tk care
Hello.. a nice post. Clap** hahas. enjoy reading
your blog. keep on update us yeah. what have you
been busying about? JIAYOU!! GOD BLESS!! XD
it’s a great post!!! thanks for sharing! =)