[Hub Inspiration] What thing about humanity surprises you the most?

I was recently really inspired by this quote . It captures so well what I think is so wrong about the conditions of ordinary existence today.

 

Question posed to the Dalai Lama :

“What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”

The Dalai Lama’s answer was as follows :

Man [or woman]

Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health.
Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present, and as a result he does not live in the present or the future.
He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

 

Cynthia Rothschild
Chief Program Officer at Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Founder of GatherWell Experiment in Well-Being
cynthia@gatherwell.com

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One response to “[Hub Inspiration] What thing about humanity surprises you the most?

  1. Susie

    The resiliency and will to live of people who go through major hardship is what inspires and surprises me about humanity most!
    Similarly that too many people wait until going through hardships to connect with others. I’m inspired to help change that. 🙂

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