Paradox

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

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

Artist's Description

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

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