The paradox of our age
(Based on the short write up by the 14th Dalai Lama . I Am not him , but I am myself and so you cannot expect what I write to be great but certainly simple.)
1.Our forefathers used to live in smaller homes ,
In small villages , with a very large joint family
But our family size has shrunk to the rock bottom,
And we all need very large houses to live.
2.The home makers of yore as well as ,
The males of their homes struggled day long,
Physically but were having lots of time , but we have ,
Machines to lighten our jobs, but we lack time for everything.
3.Most of our forefathers studied in village schools,
And had no degree but were indeed worldly wise ,
But each of us are blessed with very many top degrees,
But we need google and laptops to take any decision.
4. The accumulated knowledge that our forefathers had,
Which was available to them was extremely less,
But we have huge libraries with tome filled shelves ,
AS well on line ocean of knowledge, but their judgments were better.
5. Our forefathers lead a life with out problems
Though there were no experts at all to help them ,
But we have experts for each and every aspect of life ,
Within our homes and outside but we have only problems.
6. Doctors were extremely few , medicines were still less,
And our forefathers who were poor, lead a healthy life,
But we with multi speciality hospitals in nook and corner ,
And with million medicines with us, do not have a healthy life.
7.Unlike our forefathers who would not have seen their next village ,
We are all world citizens who have seen every where ,
But each and every home in their village welcomed them,
But we lead an aloof life , finding the next apartment full of strangers.
8. WE have quantity but no quality, fast food and slow digestion,
We have tall persons with very short moral character
We earn steep profits but behave like shallow human beings,
We have decorated the windows and doors but our rooms are empty.