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 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.
There are times of fast foods
but slow digestion.
Tall men but short character,
steep profits, but shallow relationships.
It’s a time where there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room.
It is a time for change.
~ H. H. The XIV Dalai Lama
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