The Paradox of Our Age

  • May 31, 2015

by: His Holiness The XIVth Dalai Lama

“We have bigger house
and small families;
more convenience, but less time.
We have degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less jugdement;
more expert, but more problems;
more medicine, 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,
and slow digestion;
tall man and short character;
steep profits, and shallow relationships.
It is time when there is much in the window,
and nothing in the room.”

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