Can we teach knowledge and the truth to others?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 27


Question from the Internet:

“How do I teach a human to be aware that he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know?”

It is a tricky question which raises many additional questions.

Can we actually teach anything to others? Do we have any authority or right to “teach” others?

When we want to teach anything to others, are we aware of things we do not know? How can we know that what we know or attained is objective and truthful?

How can we be aware of anything — even ourselves — if our inherent perception of reality and consciousness is 100% subjective, egocentric, and individualistic?

Unique, empirical natural scientists — who have been studying and describing human nature and human perception of reality for millennia — tell us that we are all hopelessly locked into ourselves, and we cannot see, feel, taste, or attain anything but what our ego filters, captures and computes for its 100% self-serving, self-justifying and exploitative calculations and goals.

If we wanted to perceive and attain reality and the “truth” as it is, we would need to completely change and fine-tune how we relate to others and reality.

Instead of the totally selfish, egotistic, and subjective approach to anything outside of us, we would need to make a 180-degree turn and start relating to anything and anybody outside of us through a totally selfless, altruistic, unconditionally loving, and serving attitude and intention.

But even this, we cannot teach to others. We can only give people the necessary method and the tools to change and fine-tune themselves when they have already had enough of being locked in themselves and develop a huge, insatiable, and irrepressible desire to escape their original nature, perception, and consciousness and become able to research, sense and attain “true reality” outside of themselves.

This is possible only through totally selfless and unconditionally loving and serving intentions and actions when we accept an existence that is only about feeling and fulfilling everything that is outside of the sphere of the egoistic self. This also means that those people who have already achieved this do not want to teach others; they want to help and serve others by giving them the necessary method and the tools to achieve a truly objective and absolute perception of reality and a consciousness that can comprehend everything in its perfect totality.

And even that consciousness is not individual. Such an all-attaining and all-encompassing consciousness is a collective Human consciousness that selfless, altruistic, mutually loving, and serving people can achieve.



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.