The Paradox of Our Age

29 12 2008

Almost 2009! So here is something to think about.

The Paradox of Our Age

“We have bigger house, but smaller families;
more convenience, 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 have 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 man, but short character;
steep profits, but shallow relationships.
It’s a time when there is much in window,
but nothing in the room.”

His Holiness The XIVth Dalai Lama