For freedom, we need to liberate ourselves from the inherent, selfish ego

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readMar 16, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“What is Freedom in human society?”

We don’t have the individual, selfish freedom we usually fantasize, dream, fight about.

We are individual cells in a single, united human “superorganism”, a single species in nature’s fully integrated, interdependent world.

We can deny this, ignore this, we can try to go against this but it doesn’t matter.

Nature’s laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on are just as obligatory for us as they are for any other part of nature.

Thus our only true freedom is purposefully, methodically liberating ourselves from the inherent, all-encompassing control of our selfish egos that force is to pursue selfish, individualistic goals, success at each other’s expense, making us behave ama live like cancer.

While it might sound swapping one form of slavery to another, in truth the moment we can start making selfless, altruistic calculations for the sake of others, we rise up to a qualitatively much higher, collective human existence that is also liberated from the usual egocentric, subjective limitations of time, space and physical motion.

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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.