Are we the product of society, or is society our product?!

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readAug 29, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Does a good society make a successful person, or does a successful person make a good society?”

It is a very interesting and reciprocal relationship. On the one hand, we are all the products of society. On the other hand, society is a collection of people who create that society.

With a parallel, we could say that society is a mother’s womb in which we are all embryos, and at the same time, we are all part of that mother’s womb for the embryos of others.

In the large, general society, we can’t really do anything about this since each and every individual is blindly following their inherently egocentric, subjective and exploitative nature, creating the aimless, consumerist, ruthlessly competitive and self-destructive society we live in today.

But we can build initially smaller, mutually committed, mutually responsible and mutually complementing societies, groups based on a special method. In this special society that is built on Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated template, we can positively and purposefully use the above-mentioned reciprocity between individuals and society.

If we can build enough such small, healthy cells and they start merging and growing, in the end, we will be able to convert the larger, general human society as well, especially as it is gradually falling apart and sinking into deeper crisis day by day.

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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.