*the paradox of our age*

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 health;

We´ve been all the way to the moon and back,

but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new 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 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.

(His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama)