The paradox in our lives
Albert Einstein famously remarked in a conversation with Werner Heisenberg , he said , " you know in the West we've built a Big ship and in it , it has all the comforts . But actually the one thing it doesn't have is a compass and that's why it doesn't know where it's going . " This paradox of our time was propounded by the Dalai lama when he said , " We've wider freeways and narrower viewpoints we've taller buildings but shorter tempers " . Will Smith said that we spend money we haven't earned on things we don't need to impress people we don't like . And it's phenomenal how the same technology that brings us close to those who are far away takes us far away from those who're actually close . 30 billion WhatsApp messages are sent per day but 48% of people say that they feel lonelier in general . The paradox of our times that we've more degrees but less sense . More knowledge but lesser judgements . More experts but lesser solutions .
It was Martin Luther King who said that the irony of our time is that we’ve guided missiles but misguided men . Have you ever found it perplexing that we’ve been all the way to the moon and back . But yet we struggle to start a conversation across the road or across the train ? And it’s amazing that bill gates was known as the top earner of 2015 with a wealth of $ 79.2 billion but one in four CEOs claim to be struggling from depression
Do we actually thrive of this paradox ? Is it that this paradox makes the media interesting , it’s what makes journalism interesting, it’s what makes politics interesting, it’s what makes television interesting . Is this paradox actually if what we feed off and what we live off and what we talk about and discuss in our circles ? Doesn’t it seem that we tried to clean up the air but polluted our souls . We’ve split the atom but not our prejudice and we’re aiming for higher incomes but we’ve lower morals
So am hearing you ask how we bring a change ? How do we dissect this paradox that exists in our lives ?
And it starts by each of us , pressing pause , pressing reset and then pressing play again taking a moment to become more conscious , taking a moment to be more aware , taking a moment to really reflect on the consequence of the implications of a misplaced word of an unnecessary argument that we all know we didn’t need to have to or to Speak to someone just slightly differently in a different tone , in a different voice , in a different empathy , With a different perspective .Just to really connect with people on a different level .
This , thinking out loud started from Albert Einstein and I’ll track back to him . When he actually said the problems that we have today can’t be solved with same thinking that we used when we once created them .
So actually we need to research alternative teachings , we need to deep down dig into those ancient books of wisdom , we need to go back to understanding if there's anything written in those creased pages of time that can actually reveal more knowledge and more wisdom of how we can transform our experience of life today .
Otherwise this paradox means that every step forward we take , we're taking three backwards everytime