Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Paradox of Our Age

The Paradox Of Our Age
The 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 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 neighbor.

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.


  1. Well there you have it! Truth! xoDebi

  2. Sad, but true. And it gets more so every day.

  3. Not by the Dalai Lama. Credit belongs to Dr. Bob Moorehead, former pastor of Seattle's Overlake Christian Church (who retired in 1998). This essay appeared under the title "The Paradox of Our Age" in Words Aptly Spoken, Dr. Moorehead's 1995 collection of prayers, homilies, and monologues used in his sermons and radio broadcasts. And my neighbors suck....much rather go to the moon.

    1. That is a good point, I have had some pretty insane neighbours!

  4. It is so very true, as time goes on people have become much more isolated, and within themselves. Like we fear each other or something! Thought who knows how the past really was, I'm sure the people back then would have loved to avoid communication with most people if they could have :P