We even apply potent antibiotics, creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, to minor scratches and seal them with plastic. Plastic is the new protector: we wrap the already plastic tumblers of hotels in more plastic, seal the toilet seat like state secrets after irradiating them with ultraviolet light.
We live in a world where the microbes are always trying to get at us, to tear us from cell to cell, and we only stay alive and whole through diligence and fear.
Does this really make sense?
And that’s what we do…
Amazing isn’t it?