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The Paradox of Our Age

The Paradox of Our Age
The Paradox of Our Age

We have bigger houses but smaller families:
We have more degrees but less sense;
more knowledge but less judgements;
more experts but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but we 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 we have less communication.
We have become long on quantity
but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods,
but slow digestion;
tall man, but short character;
steep profits, but shallow relationships.
It is time when there is much in the window
but nothing in the room.
Dalai Lama

Although the source I found for this quote attributed it to the Dalai Lama, versions of “The Paradox of…” have been circulating the internet since 1999 and attributed to various people. Read more about it on Snopes.

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