Innovation or Desolation

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We think pretty highly of ourselves, our big brains bulging out of our tiny heads. We are the masters of the universe. No one can tell us any different, we are just plain wonderful. Our strides just in the last eighty years have advanced civilization one thousand percent so we’re told. Innovation is our middle name. The advancement in technology alone is mind boggling.

You buy a tech devise today and eight months from now it’s in the land fill polluting our environment and you’re on your way to buying the next “advancement”. 2G, 3G, 4G and on and on. 1 blade, 2 blades, 3 blades, I think we’re now up to 12 blades. How many blades does it take to finally shave us close enough? But, and this is a large but, why are we still struggling to find a cure for Cancer. I think I know why. It’s actually as plain as the Rhinoplastied nose on your closely shaved face. We ARE Cancer.

We are considered an animal species that’s on a higher level than any other so we tell ourselves. We have slowly spread our destructive Cancer all over this planet. Actually it hasn't been that slow. We've only been on this earth for a short time compared to other living things. Everything we come in contact with shrivels up and dies all in the name of “Progress”. Is this our purpose, to challenge the earth itself? The planet has been through quite a bit but it never met the likes of human kind.

Medical technology has also advanced and the medical community says that we’re living longer than ever (despite what the Bible says). And yet our quality of life is worse. They keep us alive just barely enough to make it to our next doctor’s visit, which for many older folks is about once a week. Hand in your $20 co-payment and your good until your next hospital stay. Oh yeah, don't forget to get a referral. Everyone gets a little piece of the action.

You name your ache and pain and they have initials for it. I myself have RLS, Restless Leg Syndrome. My leg vibrates up and down when ever I’m seated. By doing this I burn an extra three hundred calories a day so why would I want to cure this problem. The non pronounceable medications prescribed for most of these maladies is often much worse than the actual ailment. You can end up with stomach ulcers, liver problems, stroke, bleeding from the ears and even death. But you WILL get rid of your heartburn (GERD).

And now our egos are sending us back into outer space. Mars is out there just waiting to be destroyed. Actually there are those who think we are the original destroyers of Mars. We supposedly left Mars because it was no longer fit for human habitation and we came to earth. A far fetched idea but you never know. The argument is that when it comes time to vacate a ravaged earth, we’ll have some place else to live. The funny thing is, in order to live on Mars we’ll have to first land a pollution devise on Mars to fill the Martian atmosphere with the stuff that’s killing our planet earth. The irony of it all.

So is our innovative fiber dismantling the earth bit by bit, or can the earth withstand yet again another attack on its very subsistence?

Comments greatly appreciated.

Our next home?

© 2012 Leesleez

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Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

Lee, Awesome hub. I think the one thing that sets humans aside from other animals is that we are the only ones who destroy our environment. All other species on this planet live with nature and use what nature provides without destroying it in the process. Humans leave a streak of destruction that cannot be reversed.

But nature has a way of curing itself by eliminating whatever gets in the way. Since humans are the ones who sabotage things, nature creates diseases such as Cancer to do away with us. Eventually we will all be gone on this planet.

Your Hub is very meaningful and thought provoking. Voted up and awesome.


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Leesleez 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Glenn for taking some time out of a busy day to read.

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