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 have trouble crossing the street to meet
the new neighbour.
we build more computers to hold more
information to produce more copies then 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 men but short character;
steep profits but shallow relationships.
it’s a time when there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room.

the 14th dalai lama
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Rick Forrestal said...

Well chosen words. So true. Thanks for sharing.

Kylie said...

Oh Mady - this has given me goosebumps! Great piece - thank you :) Kx

agnes szucs said...

so sad, and so true... but we can still do something about it. almost made me cry.

these word remind me of the film "the age of stupid", that our aesthetics teacher suggested to us, i haven't watched it yet, but i would like to.


have a great weekend, Mady! :)

mk said...

This is not from the Dalai Lama. It is paraphrased from an essay entitled "The Paradox of our Age" written by Dr. Bob Moorehead

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