Bourgeois Deviant

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Good Quote

Via Apartment Therapy:
In the West, you have bigger homes, yet smaller families; you have endless conveniences -- yet you never seem to have any time. You can travel anywhere in the world, yet you don't bother to cross the road to meet your neighbors...I don't think people have become more selfish, but their lives have become easier and that has spoiled them. They have less resilience, they expect more, they constantly compare themselves to others and they have too much choice -- which brings no real freedom.

H.H. Dalai Lama
Obviously, this has been said many times, many ways by many different people. It has become more true for me as we've moved to Suburbia so as to get more space for the fam, but as a result, I have less time to spend with them. Ahh, suburbia.

I just thought it was poignant given the holiday season of giving.

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