Are we building or destroying the world?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readApr 18, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Are we building or destroying this world?”

At the moment we are destroying this world in order to learn how to build it properly.

At this stage, we still behave and act like children, trying to build something without any experience, without any received instructions, simply building and destroying through trial and error.

By default we have no idea about the laws and principles of the Natural world we are born from, exist in and still evolve with. Human beings — in comparison to other parts of Nature — are like abandoned children, without the instinctive sense of mutual integration with each other and Nature.

We feel ourselves separated from each other and Nature’s system, we all experience the world as a hostile place where we have to ruthlessly, exclusively compete, fight for survival, where we have to survive and succeed at each other’s and Nature’s expense.

And since Nature’s system is completely, mutually integrated and interdependent, with our egocentric, subjective calculations and actions we act like cancer, destroying everything we touch, driving ourselves and the whole world towards extinction.

On the other hand, especially in our present generation, we already have enough experience, enough disappointments and loss of hope to initiate a different reaction from us. Historically and in our current societies, we experienced enough failures and have enough fear of the future to become a bit softened, more humble enough to subjugate ourselves towards Nature’s all-encompassing system, in order to finally learn the laws and principles, to research and accept evolution’s plan that determines our existence.

We have reached the point when we can start a new, mature, this time conscious developmental path. instead of our stubborn, petulant, self-serving and self-justifying ideologies, philosophies and religions we are ready to start developing and building civilizations according to Nature’s “User’s Guide”, learning and implementing how to build a Nature-like, consciously and methodically mutually integrated and mutually complementing, global human society.

And through this consciously, purposefully achieved similarity with Nature we will also fulfil our unparalleled, unique, evolutionary Human role in the system: becoming its only conscious, fully integrated and at the same time independent observers and partners.



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.