Changing the curriculum to facilitate Human Development

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readNov 15, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“What is the importance of a curriculum change in society?”

Education is the source of solutions for all problems. Education is the only tool that allows us to change ourselves and others without coercion or misleading propaganda.

True education includes intellectual teaching and also emotional preparation so the “heart and the mind” cooperate together in developing the person.

Our present curriculum for education hasn’t changed since the industrial revolution. We “educate” people to become “good” producers and consumers of goods, as if consumption, amassing material possessions and wealth and constant quantitative growth was the purpose of life.

We can see where this curriculum brought us. We can see how everything we have built and developed falls like a house of cards as we keep destroying everything and everybody as long as we behave like cancer.

Thus we need a completely different curriculum, one that we learn from Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated system.

In Nature, education is about preparing all elements of the system for creating and sustaining life. The basis of life is the fragile general balance and homeostasis all elements of integrated natural systems strive to keep and support. Thus in Nature, all elements are ‘educated” — in an instinctive and automatic way — to keep the mutual integration and remain within the optimal parameters of natural necessities and available resources.

Humanity will not survive — and our self-destruction has already started it is not some hazy future event — unless we also switch to this “natural curriculum” and learn how to become compatible with Nature.

But while other parts of Nature keep that curriculum “naturally” following their instincts, we need to switch to this “natural curriculum” and become similar and compatible with Nature consciously, purposefully and above and against our original nature and inclination.

And it is this conscious and proactive human involvement in changing our curriculum and development that will make us Human beings.

Human beings will not simply and instinctively make efforts to create and sustain life like the rest of Nature. Human beings will understand why life is created; we will understand the origin and purpose of life, holding reality literally “in our hands” as a result of the changed curriculum!

This change in the Human curriculum, the revolution when we take our Human development into our own hands, starts now.

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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.