The Dalai Lama And The Spiritual Leader Of Buddhism

Good Essays

In today’s day and age a majority of people are concerned with how they are going to survive college. Next up is to pay off their obscene amount of debt forced upon them to get an education to help our society, and then work through the day simply earning income to throw it away in taxes and debt. We are so distracted with our opinions and ourselves, and we are not focusing on each other at all. We lack cohesion as a society, and I believe we are supposed to use this existence to advance our planet and ourselves. Reading through some of my first articles for research I came across some thoughts from the Dalai Lama. I heard some interesting points that he summarized what I feel right now. TIME magazine asked prominent figures what the …show more content…

This is a fantastic question that relates to our society’s issues with an individualistic mindset. Jennifer Aaker of Stanford School of Business who headed the study with other colleagues across the nation originally posted the study in the Journal of Positive Psychology. She states that, “Happiness was linked to being a taker rather than a giver, whereas meaningfulness went with being a giver rather than a taker” (Parker). They were not too surprised by these findings and neither was I. People who take for themselves lack purpose because they know they aren’t interacting with the world around them in a positive way. Opposing those actions, if you are giving your all to your neighbors, friends, and family you will feel tired, exhausted, and may not have money because you are spending it on your family or helping others in even worse conditions than you. Those people had a greater sense of purpose because they feel that connection of creating positive change around them. Everyday we are bombarded with propaganda telling us to be consumers when we need to be interacting with our global ecosystem instead of our products in our home. Concern for advancing the well being of B00499616: 3 each other is essential for us to have a meaningful existence. As I continued my scouring of the web I found even more opinions I was

Get Access