Cancel culture

Question from the Internet:

“Cancel culture exists… why does it seem like everyone is catching on to that?”

We all agree with suppressing and cancelling everything and everybody outside of us, which does not agree with our inherently subjective and egocentric viewpoint.

We are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying and individualistic nature. We all view others, especially those who have different opinions and obviously different viewpoints compared to us, as enemies and competitors we distrust and have to “take down” in order to prove our own rights while succeeding at their expense.

The strange paradox of the present “cancel culture” in society is that those behind this 100% egotistic and self-serving movement loudly claim that they are pure, moral, social and loving beings who are acting for the sake of others.

This shows how twisted and corrupt our inherent nature is and how shrewd and all-encompassing our selfish ego is. We see all kinds of faults and crimes in others, and we magnify each and every negative aspect or trait we see in others — through our misguided and distorted egocentric and subjective viewpoint — while we justify ourselves even if we cause harm and destruction to everybody else.

Until we finally recognize and accept our cancer-like ego driving us in everything we ever do, we do not have any chance to reveal the root cause of all our problems. And as a result, we have no hope or ability to achieve true solutions — which starts with willingly, consciously and purposefully changing and further developing ourselves — ourselves only.

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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.