Covid-19 leading us back to balance with Nature

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readApr 8, 2020

Some people believe that it is actually Nature that punished us with the virus as we exceeded the limit of tolerance in the system and have become too destructive. Of course many people reject the idea of an “intelligent”, reactive natural system.

We can look at it from another angle nobody can object to.

We live in a system that is determined, governed by strict laws. Everything around us is determined by such laws, forces like gravity, electromagnetic, nuclear forces our sciences already detected, researched.
Then each person can themselves attach these laws, forces to God, or Nature, or any source they want to identify behind those laws.

The bottom line is that in order to live successfully we need to know about these laws, forces, use them appropriately, design our lives around them. Then our failures, successes will be determined by how successfully we adhere to the laws.

Somehow we keep ignoring those laws, forces which safeguard sustaining the crucial balance and homeostasis in closed, integral, natural state - which we are one of - without which balance, homeostasis life can’t exist. We can look at our own biological bodies for proof.

Our resistance, ignorance about the integral nature of Humanity and our subsequent interdependence, mutual responsibility towards each other is understandable. They all go directly against our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, excessive, explosive, egotistic nature.

As a result of our incompatibility, as our whole Human system is built around our inherent nature, we keep going through recurring, vicious historic cycles, stumble from crisis to crisis, overall sleepwalking towards self-destruction which in our generation became a very real possibility.

At the same time with our unnatural system we destroy our families and also our natural environment.

This pandemic is a chance to wake up and come to our senses.

Finally we can use our unique, analytical Human mind capable of critical self-assessment. If we can use this unique pause we were given and adjust our goals, values, education, expectation - and of course production, consumption, distribution - appropriately, we can build a new Human system after the Coronavirus, that will be compatible with Nature’s system, within the optional parameters of its balance, homeostasis.



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.