Monday, 17 August 2009
FOOD FOR THOUGHT : Paradox Times
I received these words in my inbox (power point file actually)...and I really thought they are worth sharing....
Today we have bigger houses but smaller families, more amenities but less time
We have a higher education level and more knowledge but less common sense and competence to judge
We have more experts but more problems. More medicine but less health
We seem unconcerned
Laugh too little
Get angry too quickly
We get up too late
Read too little
Watch too much tv
And are less considerate
We multiplied our properties and estates but we reduced our values and morals
We talk too much, love too little and lie too often.
We learned how to make a living but not how to live.
We have years to live but can‘t add years to life.
We have higher buildings but lower tempers.
We have wider streets but more narrow points of view.
We spend more but have less. We buy more but enjoy it less.
We went all the way to the moon and back, yet we can‘t cross the street to meet our neighbours.
We have split up atoms but can‘t break down our prejudices.
We write more, learn less, plan more but finish less.
We have learnt to rush but not to wait.
We have higher income but lower morale.
We build more computers to obtain more information and make more copies but to have less personal communication..
We have more quantity than quality.
These are the times of fast food and great men with little character.
More spare time but less fun
- more kinds of food but less good nutrition
- two incomes but more divorces
- Nicer houses but broken homes
I suggest we don‘t 'save' anything for 'special occasions', instead treat every day as a special occasion.
Look for realization, read more. Sit and enjoy the view.
Spend more time with your family and friends, eat your favorite food and visit places you love.
Life is about moments of joy, not moments of survival
Drink from your finest crystal glasses, eat from your good china, don‘t save up your best perfume or cologne, instead use it every day.
Erase expressions like 'later', 'some other time' and 'not now' from your vocabulary.
Tell your family and friends how much you love them. Don‘t hesitate to allow the laughter and joy into your life.
Realize that every day, every hour and every minute is unique.
~Alfatihah to Allahyarham Ustaz Asri (Rabbani vocalist)...me one of many fans of Rabbani...
~Life is indeed short...make it sweet, fulfilling & no regrets later...death is certain, but many of us forger about it...
~I miss my late father...every single second :(
Mama Zharfan & Ariff