Posted by Joy (188.8.131.52) on March 24, 2001 at 08:28:39:
In Reply to: To close for comfort... posted by Jackie L on March 24, 2001 at 00:26:56:
I recently received this from a friend--don't know if it was really written by a Columbine student (you never know what's real and what's a hoax), but there's a strong message in it. It's not CH related, but thought I'd share it since the topic was brought up.
This is worth the time to READ:
> > This was written by a high school student...well written, and so very
> > true...A Columbine High School student wrote:
> > 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 enjoy it 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 but less solutions; more medicine, but less wellness.
> > 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 the new neighbour; We've conquered outer space, but not
> > inner space; we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we've split
> > the atom, but not our prejudice.
> > We have higher incomes, but lower morals; we've become long on quantity,
> > but short on quality.
> > These are the times of tall men, and short character; steep profits, and
> > shallow relationships.
> > These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure,
> > but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
> > These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but
> > broken homes.
> > It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the
> > stockroom
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