When asked what surprised him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama replied:
“Man 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.”
H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, Born 6 July 1935, Spiritual leader and Buddhist monk, Recipient of many awards and honours including the 1959 Raman Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership and the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.