Cooperation is the foundation of life.

Question from the Internet:

“Why is co-operation needed in our social life?”

Cooperation is the foundation of life.

When we look at Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated system or our biological bodies, we see myriads of highly diverse and seemingly incompatible parts interconnecting and cooperating to create and sustain life.

Human beings are born with an inherently egocentric, subjective and proudly and fiercely individualistic nature. We go against true, deep connections and prefer ruthless and exclusive competition to cooperation. And more our inherent ego grew and intensified throughout history, this tendency toward separation and succeeding at each other’s expense also grew.

We made ourselves believe that we could exist against and above the laws of Nature as if we existed in a human bubble where the strict and unforgiving laws of Nature that govern balance and homeostasis would not apply.

And as we have become like cancer in this fully integrated and interdependent Natural system, now we are paying the price. All our historical and present problems are due to the lacking or corrupted interconnections and cooperation between individuals and nations.

And the only solution that can truly help us is restoring the Nature-like mutual integration and cooperation between individuals and nations.

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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.