Friday, August 17, 2007

Who Said This? And When?

We have given the new generation:

Religion without conviction
Science without conscience
Kinsey without marriage
Excitement without achievement
Security without effort
Knowledge without wisdom
Nightmares instead of dreams
Techniques without principles
Precepts without examples
Freedom without responsibility
The present without promise
The future without fruition
Marching orders without marching songs
Education without motivation
Prosperity without peace
War without reason
Art without beauty
Brotherhood without Godhood
Songs without souls
Enterprise without enthusiasm
Fission without feeling
Fusions without faith

This was taken from a Fred Smith speech memo dated 03-03-54. Fred muses about the challenging condition of his world and lists some disturbing contributions of his generation. As generally true of Fred's material, it is both timely and timeless.

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