lunes, 12 de mayo de 2008



Thinking about the history of humankind, it becomes so obvious the great paradox we face in this time. That we have higher buildings, but lower spirits; wider freeways, but our points of view remain being so narrow. We spend more, but we have less. Buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses, yet smaller families; more comfort but less time to enjoy it. We acquire so many Diplomas, and titles, yet our wisdom diminishes. And as much as we try to get more knwoledge, our criteria becomes smaller; There are more experts and the problems grow and grow; and the biggest paradox, we have more medicine, and science advances, but sickness and disease expand more.

We drink a lot, smoke a lot, spend unwisely, we laugh less, drive too fast and we get angry faster and faster. We go to sleep later, and wake up so tired. Read less, watch too much tv, and we scarcely pray.

We´ve multiplied our patrimony, but reduced our personal values. We talk to much, and love to little, and hate so much so frecuently. We have learned to get our bread, but we don´t know how to live. We have added years to our lives, but we have forgotten to add life to our years. We have gone and come back from the moon, but we struggle, when we have to cross the street to say hello to our new neighbor.

We´ve conquered outer space, but not our inner space. We have accomplish big things, yet not better things. We are cleaning the air, but we´ve polluted our souls. We´ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudices. We write more, but learn less. Planify more, but accomplish less. We have learn to move faster, but we have forgotten how to wait.

We build super computers to store more data, to produce so many copies, but we communicate lesser every time. This are times of fast food, and slow digestion. Of big men and small personalities. Times of higher revenues, but superficial relationships.

These are the times of two salaries, and more divorces. Luxurious houses, but broken homes. Remember to spend more time with those who you love, because they won´t be there forever. And remember to say something really nice to someone who is looking up to you, because that little person will grow soon and will go away from you. Give a big hug to the one that is closer to you, because the only worthy thing that you can offer is your heart, and it doesn´t cost a penny.

Remember to say "I love you" to your couple, and to your beloved ones, but only if you mean it. A hug and a kiss will cure any wound, when they come from deeper in your heart. Remember to always lend a helping hand, because maybe tomorrow that person may not be there. Give yourself some time to love, some time to talk and some time to share your thoughts.

And finally, remember that you can´t measure life for the moments you take a breath, but for those moments which are breathtaking.

by Henry Leguizamo

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