Changing, improving the world is possible only by changing ourselves first!

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readMar 29, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“What do you want to know about the contemporary world?”

Instead of the “world”, we need to learn about our inherent human nature that is building the “world”.

The “world” we feel, we live in is our own construct, we build it and we use it. Thus trying to change, manipulate the world without understanding the “source” of it, where it originates from is futile.

Today we do not need to over-complicate this, repeatedly explain to people since we have a vast amount of historic and contemporary experience proof to see how obsolete, self-defeating our actions, “solutions” are since we keep ignoring the root cause of the problems.

And true healing is possible only when we have the right diagnosis of the “disease”.

And the root cause of the “human cancer” that is destroying societies, Nature, ourselves is our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and subjective nature that drives us to excessive overconsumption, ruthless, mutually exclusive competition, success and survival at each other’s expense.

This is what we need to know about the world: if we want to change, improve on anything, first, we have to change ourselves.



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.