Altruism is a dormant, potential ability in us we have to awaken

Question from the Internet:

“Does altruism exist, if humans are unable to be truly selfless?”

Altruism is a potential ability in us, like a dormant, inactive DNA segment, Nature’s evolution installed in us but didn’t activated.

Instead, our original operating software is completely self-serving, self-justifying, based on an insatiable, exploitative ego that constantly grows.

Human history is a chronicle of this incessantly intensifying ego, distorting, corrupting everything we invented, tried, changed, built. It is the Human ego which is responsible for the both the unparalleled Human development in Nature, and for the helplessly recurring historic vicious cycles.

In our generation the strength, “cancer-like" activity of the ego reached a maximum, terminal state when we are at the brink of self-destruction.

This is the moment when we need to awaken the dormant altruistic ability, software in us, in order to complement, balance the ego. This altruistic software — which we can awaken, develop through a unique educational method in small, closed, purposeful environments, groups — can give us the ability to harness, channel the awesome, but so far destructive power of the ego towards positive, constructive, collective goals, purposes.

Nature’s evolution purposefully organised it this way, to give us the conscious ability to complete our Human development through our own efforts, thus helping us to become Nature’s only conscious, independent partners, observers.

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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.