Covid-19 is helping us to know how to survive!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readOct 27, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“If Covid 19 is going to be around forever, how will it affect society in the long term?”

Human development until now has been a completely blind, instinctive process, all individuals, nations automatically following, serving their inherently egocentric, subjective, exploitative desires, program.

As a result Human history is a chain of helplessly, blindly recurring vicious cycles as we keep stumbling through the same, or very similar mistakes, crimes our ego makes us to commit.

Through this process we reached a very realistic chance of self-destruction in our generation, as we have multiple, growing, global problems that are life-threatening and in our present instinctive state we can’t even properly discuss them let alone solve them. And we haven’t even started to talk about potential wars, world war…

Then comes the Covid-19 virus forcing us to stop our blind march towards self-destruction and forcing us to rethink, re-evaluate what we are doing, for what goals, purposes we live for.

So we have to be grateful for the virus to give us a chance - with relatively small damage compared to much more virulent, deadly infections, wars, natural disasters - to change the previously blind development to a completely new, this time conscious one - where we can learn how to align ourselves with Nature’s system, its laws and evolutionary direction towards ever increasing integration.

The pandemic won’t leave us, it or different variations will stay with us, prevent us to return to the same futile, unnatural, self-destructive life we lived before, until we learn the lesson and start consciously searching, learning how we need to become Nature’s partnering, integral part.

And for that first of all we will need to learn how to build positive, sustainable, mutually responsible, mutual complementing global interconnections, cooperation our problem solving ability and collective survival depends on.



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.