Adapting ourselves to Nature’s “social structure".

Opinion from the Internet on communism, human society:

“Communism works at the level of a tribe. Money becomes unnecessary because free loaders are not able to slip through the cracks. Human memory is strong enough to keep track of favors among fewer than 200 people. However, This special condition does not scale to the level of a megacity or even a large town.
Religion evolved to tackle the problem of unity among families that naturally want to divide into smaller communities. Religion and the centralized government helped unite people around a common goal. Money, contract enforcement, and markets are really the only way to keep track of land ownership, work done, and whom is owed money.
I would suspect that communism is the best model since it has worked in the ancestral environment. However, Marx was naive to think communism could scale to the level of city or state.”

Your historic perspective is correct.

And when we look at how Nature works, creating, sustaining life through a selfless, altruistic, unconditionally, mutually serving cooperation, we could say that Nature resembles communism.

The problem is that while all of Nature’s still, vegetative, animate parts instinctively, blindly subscribe to this balance, homeostasis, always keeping the calculations of the whole above individual calculations, human nature is very different.

We are self-serving, self-justifying, subjective and exploitative. We actually thrive at gaining, succeeding at each other’s expense.

Thus a Communistic style of environment only works on a small scale as you suggested, where we can establish clear, mutual selfish goals, benefits, like in families, tribes, small towns or kibbutzim for example.

As soon as this selfish benefit becomes unclear, unmanageable, this concept falls apart — as we could observe in Russia, Eastern Europe, Asia — as a truly selfless, altruistic lifestyle where we lose our individualism, personal property, personal progress is totally against our selfish ego.

On the other hand sooner or later — consciously, protectively or we a result of intolerable suffering — humanity will need to adapt to “Communistic nature" in a global scale. We have no choice about it.

But we can choose to learn — through a unique, purposeful and practical educational method — why she how a nature-like human society is beneficial, moreover highly desired for all of us.

Through living “like nature” we can all rise to a qualitatively much higher, presently incomprehensible, eternal and infinite sense of existence as a result of liberating ourselves from our inherently egocentric, subjective limitations — like time and space for example.



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Zsolt Hermann

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.