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Some Of The Paradoxes In Life

Updated on January 11, 2011

In this life, we have bigger houses for everything we want and yet we have smaller families. Many people have multiple degrees, but few of them have common sense. We have more experts in each field, but more problems to fix. More medicine is produced in quantities, but less wellness is being experienced. We’ve multiplied our possessions over and over again,
but reduced our values to something lower than the carpet under our feet.

We’ve learned how to make a living due to a job,but we haven't learned how to live a life.There are taller buildings in the cities, but our shorter tempers get the better of us;
Wider freeways for movement, but narrower viewpoints and opinions.
Some people have been all the way to the moon and back, but yet most of us have trouble crossing the street to meet our neighbors. We’ve conquered outer space but not inner space.

We’ve split the atom thanks to Ernest Rutherford ,but not our prejudice due to narrow mindedness. We’ve learned to rush the things we do, but not to wait for the things we need. We have higher incomes, but lower morals in achieving the income. Fancier houses are built each day, but broken homes still exist.

Doesn't this make you think a little more about how you're living your life?


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      loua 7 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      It is a perplexing dilemma which needs to be explored and resolved...

      Well stated that the quality attribute and nature of humanity is not as sophisticated as its technical development...

      Thanks for sharing your well developed observation and insight...

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      thank you Adam!

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      AdamGD 7 years ago

      "but yet most of us have trouble crossing the street to meet our neighbors." Why is this its so absurd.

      love the hub!!

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      dyonder 7 years ago from Colorado

      Beautiful & inspirational; Thank You. Especially loved the line, "We’ve learned how to make a living due to a job,but we haven't learned how to live a life."

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      thank you James. It's always an honour getting comments from you.

      It does indeed mean that Jess.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Very nice Hub here. Reminds me a bit of the great George Carlin.

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      Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      Great juxtaposition of opposites, CP. Funny how often results are the opposite of our intention. I guess that means we need to look more closely at our intentions? Thank you

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Thank you liminal :)

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      liminal 7 years ago

      Very nice hub! I had to learn the hard way about the true value of possessions, I'm glad to see that you caught on earlier than I did! We all have to rethink what's important in life; do we really need all of the toys that are put in front of us!

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Thank you blaise :)

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      Fehl Dungo 7 years ago from close to you...

      wow, this is an eye opener..made me reflect to things.

      I gotta share this one to the people I know, make them inspire and ponder like it did to me.

      I like your philo. you're one in a million :)