Everything starts and ends with integrating into Nature — by integrating with each other

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readAug 18, 2020


Opinion from the Internet about Humanity’s present imbalance with Nature:

“As far as I’m concerned the human population growth is the root cause - Which created the gong-ho attitude to carry on business as usual.”

I don’t know what the “right size” Human population is for Earth, nobody knows.

After all in order to know it we would need to be part of Nature’s intrinsic “circle of life”, sensing Nature’s balance and homeostasis from within, instinctively like animals for example.

Animals keep this balance automatically, they don’t overpopulate, don’t overconsume, don’t leave their natural habitat unless a natural catastrophe or Human interference forces them to.

But we, Humans are actually opposite to that state, being complete outsiders to Nature, driven by a exclusively Human, self-serving, excessively consuming “engine” - an insatiable desire for selfish fullfillment while succeeding, surviving at each other’s expense.

As a result we also don’t know what our actual, normal, healthy, natural necessities are, we don’t know how many children we should have, what Nature’s available resources are. We recklessly consume, destroy, replace, overtake anything we want according to our selfish desires.

All our targets, laws, balance figures are arbitrary, “out of thin air”, based on egocentric, subjective calculations, and thus we fail all the time, going through vicious cycles, stumbling from crisis to crisis. All the figures we aim are twisted, manipulated according to selfish, political, material interest from various sides, directions.

We will never be able to figure out how to build our societies, economies, how to do “family planning”, unless we achieve that above mentioned “insider status”, inner observer viewpoint on Nature.

And it is actually possible.

We can consciously, methodically integrate into Nature’s system by becoming similar to it. And that happens by integrating with each other, building “Nature-like”, mutually responsible, mutually complementing, selfless interconnections, cooperation above and despite our vast, inherent differences, rejection of each other.

The more we achieve similarity with Nature’s integration among ourselves, the more we start to feel Nature’s laws, balance, homeostasis as animals do.

But in our case this is not blind, instinctive, but a fully conscious sense, we acquire by our purposeful, methodical efforts.

As a result we don’t just reach a state where we can easily solve and prevent problems, but we become Nature’s true, independent, insider “witnesses”, conscious, mindful partners - which is our actual, evolutionary, Human purpose in the system!



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.