The Paradox of our Age

"We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time;
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 new neighbour.
We build 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 man but short character; Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room."

Tenzin Gyatso

"Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down.
Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge,
governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality."
Michael Ellner
"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,
when we all ought to be worried about our own souls, and other people's bellies."
Rabbi Israel Salanter