Can we live without wars?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readJul 19, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Is it possible to live without a world war in the next century?”

Conflict, ruthless and exclusive competition and war are the direct result of our inherently self-serving, self-justifying and exploitative nature.

By default, we define ourselves through incessant comparison to others, aiming to control, manipulate and exploit others knowingly or unknowingly.

This is the root cause of the helplessly recurring, vicious historical cycles and all the actual and future conflicts we are living through.

We cannot suppress or erase our inherent tendencies, we cannot stifle our driving force that is behind human development and growth.

But we can learn how to recognize and harness the incredible forces in us. We can learn how to channel these forces in a way that, instead of being destructive, they become constructive. We can learn how to use our selfish desires and ego constantly, aspiring for more for the sake of the whole human collective instead of using these inherent forces selfishly only for our own sake.

Then from actual conflicts and wars with others, we can switch to “internal wars” and conflicts with our inherent nature, restricting our inherently selfish and subjective intentions and applying new, selfless and altruistic intentions.

We can learn and implement such new positive intentions from each other and from Nature with the help of a special, purposeful and practical method.

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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.