Worthwhile Reflections from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE
We have bigger houses
But smaller families.
More conveniences
But less time.
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 have trouble crossing the street,
To meet the new neighbor.
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.
 
H.H. The XIVth DALAI LAMA