we have bigger houses
and smaller families;
more convenience, but less time.
we have degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less judgement;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicine, but less healthiness.
we have been all the way to
the moon and back, but have trouble
crossing the street to
meet the new neighbour.
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,
and slow digestion;
tall man and short character;
steep profits, and shallow relationships.
It is a time when there is much in the window,
and nothing in the room.
- The XIVth Dalai Lama