Building a better world — according to Nature’s blueprint

Question from the Internet:

“From the beginning of this world humans have tried to make this world better but deep down we all know that more troubles and problems come. The more peace we pursue the more war we get. Are we really making the world better or worse?”

We can’t make the world better through our inherently egocentric, subjective, self-serving, and self-justifying individual consciousness, viewpoint.

Even if we all honestly think we have the best intentions, we can’t escape our introverted cages, bubbles that calculate everything based on a completely self-centered “pleasure/pain” software.

We can’t make the world a better place until we understand our own nature, how and why we make calculations, decisions and in contrast to that we also learn how Nature’s finely balanced, integral system operates.

We can look at our own biological body, with its general balance and homeostasis that is required to sustain health, optimal development, and survival.

Humanity is such a fully integrated body within Nature’s greater, fully integrated living system whether we are aware of this, whether we consent to this or not.

A “better world”, a better human society means a world, a human society that becomes similar to, compatible with Nature’s integral template. It is this kind of world we need to build, abandoning all our arbitrary, self-centered, subjective ideologies, philosophies, religions — using Nature’s blueprint instead.

This is not something we have any free choice about. If we fail to follow Nature’s lead, our self-inflicted or seemingly external blows will multiply, get more and more devastating until the intolerable suffering will force us to use our unique human intellect — capable of critical self-assessment and initiating self-change — to guide us through the necessary changes.

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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.