Freedom — as an inalienable human right

Question from the Internet:

“Exercising freedom is an inalienable right of the human person. Can you explain this situation?”

It is absolutely true — as long as we learn and accept what that freedom entails.

Since we exist in a fully integrated and interdependent world — obligated by Nature’s strict, unforgiving and unchanging laws that govern Nature’s integration, balance, and homeostasis — we do not have the imaginary, popular “individual freedom”, thinking that we can do whatever we want according to our egotistic, subjective viewpoint.

Weare free to everything we can, according to our best ability to facilitate, maintain the wellbeing, the most optimal state of the whole collective and the whole Natural system.

As long as our thinking, decision-making, and action goes along with Nature’s laws that facilitate life in the whole system — including humanity — we are free to do anything we want.

This goes along with the well-known, but mostly ignored, misinterpreted principles of “Do not do to others what you yourself hate” and then “Love others as yourself”, which are basically poetic, symbolic descriptions of Nature’s laws that create and sustain life in the Natural system.

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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.