The Paradox of Our Age by The 14th Dalai Lama




























We have bigger houses but smaller families;

More conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;

More knowledge, but less judgment;

More experts, but more problems;

More medicines, but less healthiness;

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

but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever but have less communication.

We have become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;

Tall men but short character;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.


*Thanks to 'Greening Gavin' for posting this on his site.

4 comments:

Lis said...

Wise words, from a very wise man. How nice it is we are going aginst the flow! Thank you for sharing :)
Lis

Kate said...

Lovely. But true.

I have a hobby that most people don't have. It is an art that I have invented although it has been around forever. Everyone can do it but I know few who have perfected it. The skills are simple but the implementation is hard for some people. I make time. Then I use it to think, to write, to visit friends, to grow my food.

Gavin said...

You are most welcome! For those who missed the link to my blog it is www.greeningofgavin.blogspot.com.

Regards, Gavin

Anonymous said...

I have this hanging on my bedroom wall to keep life in perspective.