Much in the window… nothing in the room.

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.


~ The 14th Dalai Lama

18 thoughts on “Much in the window… nothing in the room.

  1. love this….I printed it out to hang on my board at work. it seems like so many people I know feel this way and are headed toward simplicity, but there’s still the draw of materialism/consumerism. this was a perfect read for me today where I am in my life. thank you.

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