Welcome! I'm a 48 (and 1/2) year old, wife, mother (8 1/2 year old son), daughter, sister, friend and volunteer. So, 48.5 really means I'm into my 49th year on this amazing planet, and on July 19, 2010, I'll be in my 50th year. The mid-century mark. L. The big 5-0. However you want to say it, to most of the English speaking world, it means "old". I want to get there with grace, passion, beauty, love and laughter. I want to get there the old-fashioned way: by taking care of myself, eating right, creating a balanced life, laughing and living life to it's fullest. I'll be documenting my journey and hope you will watch and learn along the way. I'll also provide some of my tips for looking young and feeling your best as we head to and beyond our mid-century mark. Here's to being "Beautifully 50".

Friday, February 19, 2010

Modern Times

The Paradox of Our Age



by The 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 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.

5 comments:

Cashon&Co said...

the new beefcake poster. :)

Cashon&Co said...

but those words are so true! and sad

Deja Pseu said...

So true, and good to remember when we tend to want more, quicker, bigger.

Rosina at Middle Ageless said...

I LOVE the Dalai Lama. What a true inspiration that man is. Thanks for posting this reminder...

La Dolfina said...

Wow, that was powerful!!
Thanks for sharing such wise words!
Have a great weekend...
(I mentioned you on my blog today :)
~xo