Can we find solutions for the rising suffering and poverty in the world?!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 5, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Why is there so much suffering and poverty in the world?”

There is so much suffering and poverty in the world because we all only think about ourselves, we all want to obtain and accumulate the available resources and profit for ourselves and — knowingly or unknowingly — we all succeed and survive at the expense of others and Nature.

We are all born with a 100% self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic and exploitative nature, but some have greater hunger and willingness to sacrifice themselves and others to get what they want, and some have greater opportunities to do so, so we get the usual “pyramid structure” in human societies with the more “nimble, hungry and capable” selfish egoists on top manipulating and exploiting the less “nimble, hungry and capable” selfish egoists below them.

And as we can see from many examples when for different reasons people from the “bottom” of the pyramid make it to the top, they start behaving exactly the same way as those who were at the peak before. We all have the same inner drive, we all have the same operating software without exception.

Thus simply “dethroning” the “elite”, replacing leaders, governments, parties, cultures or religions with others will not make any difference.

Only when we all recognize and accept that the root cause of all of humanity’s problems is within each of us, and we all start willingly, purposefully change and further develop ourselves above and against our instinctive nature, only then will we see a different world where we start finding solutions for our problems.

This conscious, willing internal self-change does not have to start with billions of people all at once. It is enough if a small, critical minority starts the process and builds new, small “cells” of human environments based on Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated template. Then these small cells — as they grow and merge — will become the “rescue boats” for the sinking Titanic of the general human civilization which is self-destructing right now.

As soon as we have the positive example of those small, new communities, the suffering masses will have a way to escape towards that positive attraction while also being pressed by the negative motivation of crisis, wars and socio-economic collapse.



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.