Monday, March 28

The irony of the modern man

My mum is not a fan of the Dalai Lama, because she's pro-China (she's a Malaysian Chinese). Personally, I don't give a POOK about politics, but I came across this quote from the Dalai Lama, which I find very enlightening.

Will post it below to share with you guys/gals.

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered:

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


My good friend Nino comes to my mind when I read this. While most people that i know (myself included) goes in the endless pursuit of more cash, the Nino that I know travel the world, lives his dream, and flies one half of the world to be with his true love. I envy ya, bro!


Netster said...

Ahahhaaha I just have to drop by and read this. It's so true isn't it :)

Well said bro!

HappySurfer said...

It takes all kinds to make up the world. Isn't the world an interesting place?!

Ai Shiang said...

I have to agree with Happysurfer :o)

Twilight said...

I agree with the words of wisdom too. After seeing much deaths of friends in tragic accidents and illness, I try to have no attachments to everything if possible.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I'm glad to read it again. How true! Life is for living.

Bananazą®‡ said...

Very true live the middle path..

MKL said...

The Dalai Lama is a wise man and one shouldn't only see him as a political leader. And I am a wise man, too, but not so wise, haha. Thanks bro for mentioning me, I feel honored :)

lizzy said...

i love this. i agree with dalai lama AND you mentioning nino. i think it's awesome for him that he pursues what he thinks is best for him.

Jean said...

thought provoking eh. hehe

have a nice day! =)

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Wenny Yap said...

Firstly, I agree with the Dalai Lama and secondly, I agree with you ... most of us are in endless pursuit of monetary gains.

T(H)(B) said...

I don't have such courage sia.

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