Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Paradox...

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.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Hat tip: Phil of Phils Phun
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22 comments:

  1. this is so true...more means of communications (mobile phones, text, yahoo messengers, skype, etc.) and yet there are many broken family relatiosnhips..tsk..tsk..so sad.

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  2. Sadly, too much of that is completely accurate.

    Except for the steep profits part... I need a whole lotta some of them. I have to work hard for a slim margin.

    But other than that...

    Have yourself a very YAYful day honey. Big hugs xoxo

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  3. Goodness, those statements are all so very true. Kind of scary. We have to learn a whole new language too, in order to use the phone in order to text. Take care.

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  4. oh so true! can you imagine your grandparents NOT knowing their neighbors??? unheard of!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxooxox

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  5. Where I am we see all of our neighbors a new, every spring, after the snow melts.

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  6. Sadly, all too true. Our grandparents would not call this progress. At all.

    Smiles and big hugs, honey...

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  7. These statements perfectly portray Today and thus guard from satisfaction at oneself, enable me to question what's what and why...Thank you for the wonderful reminder, help to stay responsible and not to fear the evening.

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  8. So much truth here. I wish more people took this man seriously.

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  9. True wisdom. Sigh.

    Hugs from partly sunny PNW.

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  10. fast food slow digestion... nice one!

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  11. I agree with the others all spot on :-)

    Have a good rest of day :-)

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  12. Very sad and very true!

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  13. He is a wise man. I really liked there is much in the window but nothing in the room.

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  14. We are moving faster and faster, but never getting anywhere. We are on that fast track to nowhere.

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  15. Sad but true. I guess that's why they call them the "good" old days

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  16. The Dalai Lama for Prime Minister of the UK, he could only make things better!

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  17. Isn't it sad? He is one of my idols :)
    Have a great weekend, Sandee!
    Boating yet? ;)

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  18. Unfortunately true.

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  19. He's got a few points: I have more weight, and less inclination to do much about it ;-)

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  20. Wow! This certainly gives serious food for thought Sandee!

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  21. Love this .. you know I can relate! Hope you have a great weekend on your boat!

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