October 24, 2008 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 4 comments

Sorry to my readers, but yesterday was a boring grind day, just meetings and then an xbox event that really didn’t move me enough to take pics….. but what does move me is this passage. it was so well written and something I believe everyone should read and be able to relate to.

A wonderful Message by Anonymous:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

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, watch TV too much , and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. 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. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be a round forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comesfrom deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

this maybe a little old, but it gets me everytime. read it as often as you can. it’s pretty amazing.
god bless and have a great weekend!



  • Fresh Prince of CharlestonOctober 25, 2008 2:00 am

    Im glad I read that! Its some real talk. If everyone went about their day following this, the world would be a better place. I will definitely pass this along…any I never pass shit along like this lol

  • KyuOctober 25, 2008 2:29 am

    That’s dope. I’m glad it touches you and you are able to share this insight with all of us. Keep these kinda posts up more often. I’ll be looking forward to it.

  • HollyRock EnterprisesOctober 26, 2008 8:45 am

    Ben this is one of your best blogs yet. I have send this to all of my friends and they have received a lot of insight from this. Ive read this one everyday since you put it up and will continue to do so. Next time your gonna be in Miami or West Palm Beach make sure you let me know on your blog. Maybe we can meet up. By the way wheres your new post? its been a few days? I hope all is well…1

  • HiphopRealist88October 27, 2008 5:39 am

    Hey Ben I just launched a site called http://studentsofhiphop.com/ and I was wondering if you were interested in doing a feature article for the site. I would love to do the interview based on your impact on the music industry and the culture in general past and present. I really want to do a 3 part interview series if you were down with it.


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