Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A bit of philosophy

I was cleaning off my desk at work this morning and stumbled across this in a file of group topics in progress.  It struck a chord with me when I first saw it and it still does.  I thought I'd share.

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 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 built 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 the 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.

-the 14th Dalai Lama


  1. Wow, profound! Thank you for sharing that. It certainly is the description of our times.

  2. Sad, but true. We could all post that on our fridges so we could see it everyday. Thanks!

  3. Very true these days. Thanks for sharing and giving us something to think about.

  4. Very true, something that seems so real and telling just about now. Thanks for sharing those thoughts.... I think I'll pass it on as well. Makes one think...

  5. Nice quote. I wanted to say that I have been feeling the same sort of unease/dread that you wrote about a few days ago. Just wanted to say that I'm with you even though i haven't been commenting lately. Kris

  6. That is so true. My grandma used to say she didn't understand how we could have all the modern appliances at the touch of a button, but still no time to visit during an afternoon.

  7. Too true. And scary if you stop and think about it!
    Thanks for sharing and reminding us all....

  8. I'm glad you all liked it as much as I did. This is one of those that has 'spoken' to me since I first heard it.


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