Monday, September 7, 2009

The Paradox of Our Age - An Interesting Poem

I read this over the weekend, and thought I'd share:

The Paradox of Our Age
by 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 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 neighbour.

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.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;

Tall men but short character;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great poem. We read this in High school. But your copy is incomplete. the last stanzas of this poem are incomparable.