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George Clooney or the Dalai Lama: Who would you rather be?

August 28, 2008

Think about this hypothetical question…

On one hand, you have George Clooney. one of the most famous men on the planet. He is rich, charismatic, and more sought after by women of all ages than the last line of coke at an overworked-supermodel party.

And on the other hand, you have His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet and lifelong teacher.

If you were to wake up tomorrow as either of these men and live out the rest of your life within their existence, which would you choose? Dig into your values. Think a little. It’s really an interesting query if you think about it. After all, both are good men in their own right.

Would you rather be desired or desireless?

George Clooney is a rich movie star but also a socio-political activist that has been recognized as a “Messenger of Peace” by the United Nations. He’s lived a fortunate life since childhood with a journalist father and pageant queen mother. He’s succeeded in Hollywood as an iconic star in movies such as Oceans Eleven and Syriana. And his largest claim to fame is having been voted “Sexiest Man Alive” twice.

The 14th Dalai Lama is NOT a sought-after sex symbol. He is the spiritial and political leader of the Tibetan people. Exiled in 1959, he’s lived a life of poverty, humility, and refuge for the purpose of liberating his people. He is a renowned speaker on subjects ranging from philosophy to geopolitical instability. He is also fluent in many languages and has admirers from all over the globe.

So if that question was posed to you… Would you rather be George Clooney or the Dalai Lama for the rest of your life and why?