SQUARE GIRL in a ROUND WORLD

  • the paradox of our time

    "We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers

    Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints

    We spend more, but we have less

    we buy more, but enjoy less.

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    We have bigger houses, but smaller families

    More conveniences, but less time.

    We have more degrees, but less sense

    More knowledge, but less judgement

    More experts, yet more problems

    More medicines, but less wellness.

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    We drink too much, smoke too much,

    spend too recklessly, laugh too little,

    drive too fast, get too angry

    stay up too late, get up too tired,

    read too little, pray too seldom.

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    We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

    We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

    We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life.

    We have added years to life, but not life to years.

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    We've been all the way to the moon and back,

    But have trouble crossing the street to meet our neighbour.

    We have conquered outer space, but not our inner space.

    We're doing larger things, but not better things.

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    We've cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul.

    We've split the atom, but not our prejudices.

    We write more, but learn less.

    We plan more, but accomplish less.

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    We've higher incomes, but lower morals.

    We've become long on quantity but short on quality.

    These are the times of big men, and small character;

    Steep profits, and shallow relationships.

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    These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,

    More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

    These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces;

    Of fancier houses, but broken homes.

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    These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,

    throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies,

    and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

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    It is a time when there is much in the showroom window, and nothing in the stockroom."

    - Anonymous and conflicting sources

  • Re: Appalling service received at Balgowlah Post Office

    (Shop 9, 318 Sydney Road, Balgowlah NSW, 2093)

     

    Dear Australia Post,

     

    Upon entering the Balgowlah store on Friday afternoon the 18/07 (estimated time 4:30pm), I had one simple task to do, Australia Post, and it was to post. I didn’t come to purchase a flamingo or to learn how to ride a dolphin; I came to post a parcel. I know what you’re thinking Australia Post, a simple task that you have spent countless effortful hours training your staff to prepare for in moments such as these. Unfortunately for you, these hours have been nothing but wasted on your two incompetent Balgowlah Post staff members.

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  • “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”- Friedrich Nietzsche

     

     

  • digital commands for real lifeI can't tell you how many times I make some huge mistake in life and mentally hear my mind shout: 'CTRL + Z , CTRL + Z, CTRL FUCKING Z!!!'. Imagine if you could delete an awkward breakup with a quick CTRL +Z, or, replay some of the highlights with a convenient CRTL + C + V. These are the sorts of things I seriously contemplate on a daily basis. And THEN the other day I came across Victoria Siemer's artistic collection 'Human Error' hypothesising about these potential digital life alterations.

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  • gif- janI turned 25 the other day and it was, as expected, a bit shit.

    The crushing disappointment of not being the huge success I had anticipated in my youth, put a slight dampener to the day.

    BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LET THIS GET ME DOWN

    I am not going to read another buzzfeed piece of drivel about '25 things every 25 year old should know'. No! I say no!

    Instead, here is a list of all the perks that reaching 25  brings- Read More »

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 8.06.48 PMBecause I have a short attention span and a lower level of maturity, I recently expanded my reading range to the children's aisle. Either I am just extremely intellectually stunted, or there is some profound shit found in the shelves for under 5's.

    If you haven't read Dr Seuss, I suggest you do. 'Oh, the places you'll go!' is a short visual delight and I'm pretty sure it's increased my world wisdom by about 10 points.

    Read it to yourself as a bed time story. Oh, the memories! (Story posted below)

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