Do we need greater blows than the pandemic to change our human development?

Question from the Internet:

“Do you think that the pandemic has shifted humanity to move in the right or wrong direction?”

Unfortunately, it seems that the relatively mild blow of the pandemic has failed to shift us in the right direction.

Despite the pandemic showing us very graphically how we evolved into a globally integrated and fully interdependent world where only positive, constructive and sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing connections and cooperation can bring solutions and survival, we only care about “returning to normal” — which is the blind and egocentric excessive overconsumption and the ruthless exclusive competition when we succeed at each other and Nature’s expense.

And this is a great problem as we are not facing each other or some human judge in relation to our future survival, but we are facing Nature’s strict, unchanging and unforgiving laws that govern the general balance and homeostasis life and optimal development depends on.

We did not invent or develop the present global and integrated state of humanity. Nature’s evolution changed our conditions so we would become more compatible with Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated system. And evolution will continue to press and push us until we yield and become similar and compatible with Nature’s laws and evolution’s direction.

But we do not have to wait for ever-increasing blows, crisis situations, natural disasters, wars and societal collapse to mould us to Nature’s blueprint. Humanity is the only part of Nature with the ability to consciously and willingly recognise its incompatibility with nature and to purposefully develop towards that compatibility.

If we are wise, we will,l start this conscious and purposeful development willingly instead of waiting for further blows to push us against our will.

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I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.

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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.