Are we still evolving?

Question from the Internet:

In an era of rapid globalisation, how can the changes that characterise how the social question is addressed in rich and emerging countries be analysed?

We are in a relentless, irreversible, unstoppable evolutionary process, driven by Nature’s forces.

On one hand, Nature is developing its whole system towards increasing, more and more optimal integration, connecting all of its parts into a single system.

On the other hand, uniquely for humans Nature develops the inherently selfish, subjective, and individualistic egos that separate us from each other, make us survive, and succeed at the expense of each other and at the expense of Nature.

This incompatibility between Natural evolution — towards mutual integration, single, harmonious system — and human development — increasingly individualistic, selfish, overconsuming and ruthlessly, exclusively competitive — lead to our present time, when humanity stopped developing and finds itself on the brink of self-destruction, both within and also from Nature.

“Fortunately”, purposefully Nature also “installed” in us a unique human intellect (dormant so far) that is capable of critical self-assessment and initiating self-changes, self-upgrade. Our unique, evolutionary human role, the purpose is to become Nature’s only conscious, integrated but at the same time independent observers and partners.

This is why we had to be originally opposite to Nature, outsiders of the system having an independent viewpoint. But now, on the brink of self-destruction, we need to consciously learn, implement how to find compatibility and seamless integration with Nature- above and against our original nature, inner program.

This conscious, proactive, methodical process — facilitated by a purposeful, practical educational, scientific method — will finally elevate us above the instinctive animate level and make us Human beings — creatures that have become similar to Nature above their original, instinctive nature by their own effort, conscious development.

This process is true for any individual or nation. We are at an unprecedented turning point in human history, in the moments when we take our fate and development into our own hands.

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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.