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Paradox (first draft)

The paradox of more or less:
more gadgets, less intimacy;
more information, less insight;
more pharmaceuticals, less health.

The paradox of highs or lows:
living high on the hog, but so low on satisfaction;
flying high on technology, but so low on 1:1 communication;
reaching high for thin air, feeling low and empty when ignored.

The paradox of all or nothing:
all the time in the world, or nothing withstanding time;
all the knowledge and degrees, or nothing making sense;
thinking we can have it all, then realising that nothing is random.

The paradox of fast or slow:
indigestible fast food, or the comfort of slow cooking;
moving so fast the world shakes, or slowing to breathe;
the world falls apart so fast, whether people are slow or steadfast.

A seemingly absurd or contradictory proposition can be true.
In the 21st Century I tire of greedy lies promoted as truth;
quantity and consumption over quality and compassion;
and the elephant in the room – the unmistakable paradox.

We are all more or less, high or low,
all and nothing, fast and slow.
There is no rhyme in these musings,
just a few minutes of time I’m abusing.

Paradox (first draft)


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Inspired by the Dalai Lama and THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE, as well as nothing is random and xadrikxu.

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