Monday, March 8, 2010

Orange Exercise :: Josh Ritenour

What most affected me about the exercise with the orange is how I have conditioned myself to disregard all of the components that is experience of eating an orange.

I started thinking about other aspects of life and how much of it is disregarded, while in the pursuit of technology.

The Paradox of Our Age

by The Dalai Lama

We have bigger houses but smaller families;

More conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;

More knowledge, but less judgment;

More experts, but more problems;

More medicines, but less healthiness;

We've been all the way to the moon and back,

but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We build more computers to hold more information to

produce more copies than ever but have less communication.

We have become long on quantity,

but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;

Tall man but short character;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window,

but nothing in the room.


  1. This is a beautiful piece of writing. thanks for posting it. where did you find it?

  2. Bad ass - stoked to see this. I'm really glad the blog site is up - not only so i can see these things - but other students can. I know if feels 'busy' - but I'm stoked you're doing this.