The Self-Destruction of Man
By Apolinario Villalobos
The uncontrolled greed of man is manifested in his acts of self-destruction. Despite incessant reminder that what is too much is deadly, man still goes on with his caprices for overindulgence in everything he thinks is for his comfort and survival.
Man invents gadgets, tools, and equipment. Also develops new breed of vegetables, marine foods, livestock, even concoct supposedly healthy substances in laboratories as food supplement to prevent sicknesses. Healing properties of plants are cloned to assume long-lasting elements so that they can be packed as “medicines”. Unfortunately, all the good intent has been overshadowed by man’s evil greed and desire that practically made all the aforementioned into killing devices, instead of healing resources.
The microwave oven is lately found to cause cancer because of the radiation it emits that cooks or heat food at a speedy rate. Expensive antibiotic drugs are found to impair the kidney. Even so-called helpful aspirin can eventually destroy the guts. Most drugs cannot be used at the same time at the onset of complications because of counter-indications. Some drugs do not even allow the imbibing of herbal drinks, still because of counter-indications.
It is true that misuse and abuse can cause the deadly effects of inventions of man. But because of selfishness and pride, man has totally forgotten to observe precaution. Man thinks that he is intelligent enough to know what he is doing. Man concocted synthetic drugs in laboratories to be sold to unsuspecting patients who practically gobble them up with the help of medical practitioners. Man invents gadgets that send out fatal electronic waves that destroy his brain. And, man invents instruments of destruction guaranteed to wipe out the entire population of a city!
Greed and pride push man not to be outdone by his intelligent fellow creatures. This nasty attitude spells the rule: survival of the fittest…and eventually, destruction!