An ant-colony made of individualistic Humans

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readAug 2, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“If humans were emotionless and were focused on one goal like ants or bees, where would we have been by now?”

Humans being emotional creatures is important, but that is not the most important factor here.

The most important factor is our unique, Human, individualistic consciousness, sensing ourselves as standalone, independent creatures, existing separated from each other and from Nature’s system.

Without this independent consciousness we would be exactly like ants, blindly, instinctively integrated living by Nature’s laws of integration, flowing with Nature’s “circle of life”, without actually being conscious of what and why we are doing.

The reason why we are the “crowns of evolution” is that only Human beings have the ability to achieve integration with Nature, and the subsequent ability to research, understands, justify Nature’s utter perfection “from within”.

In order for this unique Human role to become reality, we had to be born “outside of the system” (from our inherently egocentric, subjective point of view), we had to be born fiercely individualistic, instinctively going against “ant-like” unity, cooperation.

Since perception, being conscious of anything requires contrast, comparative research, only when we proactively, consciously achieve integration with each other and by that with Nature, above and against our inherent program can we fulfill our unique evolutionary Human program.

So then we become like an ant colony but with full awareness, full Human emotions, sensing, digesting, tasting, attaining Nature’s perfection, its vast, unlimited system from within - through the unique contrast, tension between our inherent nature and the acquired Natural integration.



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.