Lot of wisdom and truth here which is sad. I wish there was something counter to post along with it, like how the people of Bhutan live (with their GNP being happiness) and the exiled Tibetan’s whose faces glow in photos and the villages in Africa where the people live off the land and they joyfully dance and laugh. I don’t know how much of that exists but the western culture can sure learn from it. If anyone has any links to things like that please feel free to share/post here. Happy day to all my cyber family out there.
The authorship of this essay has been attributed to everyone from the comedian George Carlin to His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. According to the best facts I can find, the author is Dr. Bob Moorehead, the former pastor of Seattle’s Overlake Christian Church. This is a truncated version of his original writing, which can be found at http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp