A message about peace and solidaity

Question from the Internet:

“What is your short message for “peace and solidarity”?”

My message for “peace and solidarity” is based on what unique empirical, natural scientists — researching human nature in contrast to Nature’s integral system for millennia — have been teaching us: we are simply not built for peace and solidarity.

Inherently we are all 100% self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic and exploitative, we are all locked into our own, egocentric, subjective viewpoints.

All our calculations, efforts are aimed at excessive accumulation of resources and profit for ourselves, we are thriving at ruthless competition and success at the expense of others. This is why lasting peace, true solidarity — when we do not “unite” against others through hate — remains a dream or a nice slogan and history is a long chain of wars and mutual exploitation interrupted by short, unsuccessful peace treaties, agreements.

If we want to develop, build true peace and solidarity, first we would all need to recognize our non-peaceful, warring, hateful, exploitative instincts and then start a gradual, willing, methodical, conscious process of changing, developing ourselves until we become capable of creating positive, sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.