Covid-19: Life’s true value

Let’s hope that the unexpected pause in the usual rat race of life will give us an opportunity to reevaluate our lives. Let’s hope we shift from valuing only material possessions, material wealth to valuing our Human interconnections instead.

Life is not about what one has in one’s pocket, how many zeros one has on the back account, where one sits on the Forbes list, or whether one is an A-lister or not.

In Nature life is about the circulation, communication between the extremely diverse, seemingly incompatible, still interconnected and mutually complementing elements of closed, integral, living systems.

And since Humanity - from is basic building block, the family to global Human society - is also such a closed, integral, loving system, the value of life for us is also depends on the quantity and quality of the relationships between us.

The fact that Humans have to build such integration consciously, methodically above and against our instinctively egotistic, individualistic, hateful nature gives us our Human advantage.

This way within the contrast of our very limited, instinctive selfish, subjective consciousness and the acquired, unbounded, collective, altruistic consciousness we can become the fully aware observers, active partners of Nature’s system, fulfilling our evolutionary purpose.

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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.