Sunday, January 17, 2010

Interlude – The Paradox of Our Age

Interlude – The Paradox of Our Age

We have bigger houses and smaller families;
We have conveniences, but less time;
We have degrees, but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgment;
More experts, but more problems;
More medicine, but less health.

We have been all the way to the moon and back;
But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor;
We build more computers to hold more information,
To produce copies than ever, but less communication

We have become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are the times of fast foods, and slow digestion.
Tall men and short character;
Steep profits and shallow relationships.

It is the time when there is much in the window, and nothing in the store room.

- The XIV Dalai Lama


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