Are humans bound by Nature’s laws?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readDec 15, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“What is the most influential thing on Earth to humans?”

Regardless of being humans, regardless of thinking that we are outside of, above Nature, Nature’s strict, unchanging and unforgiving laws — that govern the general balance and homeostasis life depends on — are the most influential thing to humans, as for all other parts, elements, living beings of Nature.

It does not matter what we think, what philosophies, ideologies, religions we develop, what our “sciences” tell us — which sciences are extremely limited by our inherently egocentric, subjective consciousness and perception — our continuing survival depends on learn and keeping those laws of Nature.

At this stage — regardless of the actual political, economic, social systems we use — our human system is opposite to, incompatible with Nature’s fully integrated and interdependent system.

Even when we realized that we ourselves evolved into a fully interconnected world where we each depend on everybody else — and the pandemic proved this to us very sharply — we still try to get by making calculations only for ourselves, continuing to succeed at each other’s and Nature’s expense.

We have a special human intellect, capable of critical self-assessment, capable of initiating self-change, but we are still reluctant to actually use it as we stubbornly try to continue to use our blind, selfish, egoistic instincts.

The question is how many blows, crisis situations, how much individual and collective suffering do we need to finally wake up?!

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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.