Thursday, June 19, 2008

Progress? Priorities?

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 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 fast times of fast foods but slow digestion.
Tall man but short character.
Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It is a time where there is much in the window
but nothing in the room.

~ The 14th Dalai Lama

Thanks to
Tammy Manet's Flickr profile.


Melanie Gray Augustin said...

A wonderful thoughtful piece and sadly, too true.

Lisa said...

I have not seen this one before. Really makes you think.

sosser said...

beautiful and wise. feeling it more intensely lately. thanks for posting this.

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