Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I knew I liked his name...

"We have bigger houses but smaller families,
more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less sense
more knowledge, but less judgment
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 Dalai Lama

My friend Tiffany wrote a great post on acceptance yesterday, check it out.  It led me to a great new blog, that led me to this poem.  Thank you, Pilgrimsteps, for the inspiration!


Tiffany said...

Thank you, Friend.

Two in a row for me - you're going to make my head swell... (-;

lfhpueblo said...

I really like the part in the poem the reads Tall Men but short on character.
I was called by a survey company last night and asked a boat load of politically based questions.
The Tall Men short on character part really showed through in that survey because there were statements that only had half truths in them. I kept telling the survey taker that's a false statement because it's taken out of context. The full bill included these things that's why they were voted down, not because of the original item in the bill just the things they added into it.
It was a hard survey to take because of all the false statements. So I had to disagree with most of the statements even though they had slanted them to look like they were good things, but I knew differently. I knew which political party was giving the survey just by the questions.
I did ask the survey taker which party had contracted them to do this survey, but she said she didn't know. I told her I already
knew by the types of the questions.
I asked where the survey was coming out of and she said New York.
She was polite and I was polite, but I feel we were probably both on different view points on most
of the survey, though she wasn't
allowed to comment.
There are also many other points I agree with in this poem, but when I read that particular part it just
made me remember last night and the questions about this candidate or that candidate. Tall men short on character really applied.