Thursday, February 9, 2012

Is it time to address the imbalance?

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:

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 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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4 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

maybe if each one of us takes one small step it will make a big difference

Michelle said...

Awesome! So true.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh, so very true. And sad.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

sue said...

Delores, Michelle and Shannon. It's a beautiful, sad piece isn't it.