"When you show more sense of concern of others' well-being, then you also get the feeling, 'Oh, I am something useful to others,'" the Dalai Lama said.
But the Dalai Lama is hopeful: The future rests on the shoulders of the young, he says. "Past is nobody can change. Future, yet to come. So there is possibility [of] change. [The] younger generation have to create more healthy environment," he proposed.
In light of the Orlando massacre, Gaga and the Dalai Lama touched upon finding glimmers of hope in the face of loss, violence and tragedy. "Once [a] tragic situation happens, not avoid -- look at more deeply, widely," the Dalai Lama said. "Many positive, happy things are there if you look [from a] wider perspective. If you look real closely, it appears unbearable. But if you look widely, [you can see] other positive things there."
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The heavy mood was broken by bits of banter between the global leader and Gaga. "I'm one 81-year-old person with quite a lot of experiences. My experiences much bigger than your experiences," the Dalai Lama said to Lady Gaga. Gaga didn't miss a beat with her reply: "You didn't know this, but I'm much older than you."