It turns out that the Dali Lama did not actually say this quote in response to a question about what aspect of humanity he found surprising. But we like the idea. It's a good reminder of how...misaligned...our priorities can be in this day and age. Cut this out and put it on your monitor.
(But while we think the quote is good food for thought, let us take this opportunity to remind you to always check the veracity of quotes and email forwards before you share them with your friends. Thanks.)