End-stage cancer

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 1, 2023


Question from the Internet:

“How does woke culture destroy society?”

While woke culture is truly destructive, it is simply one of the symptoms of the end or terminal stage our “modern” human society is in before we seemingly inevitably self-destruct.

What we can observe today — especially in Western societies — is the dead-end and total collapse of our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, and individualistic human development.

While the human ego — with its insatiable desire for selfish fulfillment and self-justification and the irrepressible need for more — has driven humanity to an incredible cultural, social, and technological development, this ego also made us exist and behave like cancer towards each other and towards nature.

Our aimless and recklessly excessively overconsuming lifestyle or ruthless competition to survive and succeed at each other’s expense is now destroying human civilization and the natural environment that provides our life and resources.

Woke culture is just another symptom of a certain group of people trying to justify themselves at the expense of others, trying to take “deserved” revenge for actual or perceived crimes against them.

Our seemingly unstoppable “death spiral” will not stop until we all willingly and humbly recognize and accept the single root cause for all historical and contemporary problems in humanity: our own inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective, and exploitative egos.

Only when we have already recognized and accepted this selfish ego as the single root cause, and we also develop an irrepressible need and craving to change and further develop ourselves — instead of blaming, correcting, punishing, censoring, and destroying others — only then will we have the chance to save ourselves and collectively safeguard and facilitate humanity’s collective survival.

We are at the most important and crucial crossroads of human history: either we stubbornly and blind;y destroy each other and ourselves, or we collectively learn and practice how to survive and prosper through selfless, unconditionally accepting and serving, mutually responsible and mutually complementing integration — above and against our inherent nature.



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.