Can human beings have individual liberty?!

Question from the Internet:

“What is more important, individual liberty or the common good of the majority?”

Humanity is part of Nature, we are but a species in Nature’s fully integrated system, bound by the same strict, unchanging laws - sustaining the balance and homeostasis life depends on - as any other element, living system in Nature.

So when we look at our biological body for example, what do we see?

What is more important, the “individual liberty" of a cell, organ, it the common good of the whole body?

When cells start to work for “individual liberty", when they lose their integration, mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation with the rest of the body, disease, cancer develops.

So, can human beings have individual liberty, or we should all work towards the common good, well-being of the whole?!

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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.