In The Independent UK newspaper today.
Thich Nhat Hanh – “We all have to reconsider our values in society and live a simpler life. We have to reconsider our version of happiness.
“People are getting busier and busier. We are like fishes living in a place where water is lacking. We don’t feel comfortable, we don’t have space, we lack time. We may have more money than in the past but we have less space and less happiness and less love. So we should have a revolution which must start with a collective awakening. We have to stop and look for another direction.”
Ultimately, the impassioned humanist and wise sage believes we can still salvage our ailing planet.
“It is possible for us to be something and to do something now, don’t despair. There is something we can all do. There is still is a chance. Recognise that and do it and you will find peace. Don’t allow yourself to be carried away by despair.”