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Things to Think About - The Paradox of Our Age

Things to Think About
By Pepper de Callier

This poem from His Holiness the Dalai Lama is such wonderful food for thought about the times in which we live that I wanted to share it with you.

Good luck on your journey!

The Paradox of Our Age
By HH the 14th Dalai Lama

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 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 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.

About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at /

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