Becoming truly Human

Question from the Internet:

“Is dirty mind our discovery? Nature created us pure human beings.”

Well, we would like to believe that we were created as “pure human beings”. In truth, Nature created us the opposite of being “pure human beings”.

By default, we are not even Human; we have the potential to become “pure Human beings” on top of and against what we were born as.

And this is purposeful and benevolent from evolution. If we were truly created as “pure human beings” to start with, we would be like simple animals in Nature or “angels” in religious writings, without any free choice or independent consciousness.

Only when we develop into “pure Human beings” by our efforts, purposefully and consciously, can we actually merit and enjoy being “pure Human beings” and be fully aware of it.

So, by default, we are born 100% egocentric, self-serving, self-justifying and individualistic. We excessively accumulate and consume everything for our own sake without any limits, way beyond our actual necessities. At the same time, we ruthlessly compete and succeed at the expense of others and Nature. We exist and behave like cancer within human society and in Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated system.

We need to recognize that our inherent nature makes us “evil animals” — instinctive beings that destroy Nature and each other — and we have to develop a true, insatiable and irrepressible desire to become Human beings. “Being Human” means becoming similar to and integrated into Nature consciously, proactively, above and against our instincts.

Then we will become partners with Nature in creating and developing ourselves as “pure Human beings”.

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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.