“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 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.

Happy Birthday Tenzin Gyatsu!

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4 Responses to “The Paradox of our Age” by the 14th Dalai Lama

  1. Jerome Bloom says:




  2. Jill says:

    Brilliant reading. Love the elequence and meanings. Thank you so much!

  3. Gabe says:

    Said to have been penned by comedian George Carlin, the Dalai Lama, an unnamed Columbine High School student, and even to the elusive Anonymous, the true author of this essay is Dr. Bob Moorehead, a former pastor of Seattle’s Overlake Christian Church.


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