ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Innovation or Desolation

Updated on September 25, 2017
Collecting trash on Mt. Everest
Collecting trash on Mt. Everest | Source

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”., 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G, 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


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      Excellently written writeup, doubts all bloggers offered the same content material because you, the internet is actually a greater location. Please maintain it up! kdbgdgfedgae

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I've really enjoyed surfing around your weblog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I am hoping you write again soon! bkkdegbgcegc

    • Leesleez profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New York

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

    • Glenn Stok profile image

      Glenn Stok 

      6 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.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)