I came across this in my studies and I thought it was so powerful, it made me think about the way I live day to day. Let me know your thoughts on it! 🙂
The Paradox Of Our Age
– His Holiness 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 judgement;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness;
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but we 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 man but short character;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It’s a time when there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room.
Photo Credit: Peter Hönnemann/National Geographic
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