25 days of posts #18 something to think about

Today I went for a tune up to my acupuncturist and as I was leaving I saw this by on the wall – it so rings true… well with me anyway 😉

The Paradox of our Times

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers 
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints

We spend more, but we have less
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 wellness
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values 

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often
We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life
We have added years to life, but not life to years 

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back
But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour 

We have conquered outer space, but not inner space
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul
We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice
We’ve higher incomes, but lower morals
We’ve become long on quantity but short on quality 

These are the times of tall men, and short character
Steep profits, and shallow relationships
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare 

More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition 
These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces
Of fancier houses, but broken homes
It is a time when there is much in the show window
And nothing in the stockroom
A time when technology can bring this letter to you
And a time when you can choose
Either to make a difference…. or just hit, delete. 

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