The Paradox of our Age

Friday, August 01, 2014

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One of the brilliant minds I follow in this life is the 14th Dalai Lama, I’m not really sure who I was fond of in my previous life and have no inkling either who to adore in my next life, but in this life I find this human so humane. 

Since I have no chance of seeing him in person, but I really hope one of these fortunate days I’ll cross path with this being, so I just stuff my shelves with lots of his hardbacks. One of his brilliant thoughts were enclosed in 'The paradox of our Age' and I find it so powerful and compelling, here read it from this website and reflect. 

The Paradox Of Our Age 

We have bigger houses but smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense;
more knowledge but less judgment; more experts, but more problems;
more medicines but less healthiness.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbour.
We built more computers to hold more copies than ever, But have less real communication;
We have become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;
Tall men but short characters;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It’s a time when there is much in the window But nothing in the room.

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