“Globalization” — existence in a globally integrated and interdependent world -is the evolutionary state we need to adapt to

Question from the Internet:

“Does globalization mean development?”

We can say so. “Globalization” — existence in a globally integrated and fully interdependent world — is the new phase of our human development.

On the other hand, it is not something we invented or developed. “Globalization” is forced on us by Nature’s laws that govern the general balance and homeostasis life depends on, and by evolution’s relentless drive towards an ever-more integrated system above increasing diversity.

So it does not matter what we think about “globalization”, whether we agree with it or not. Existence in a globally integrated and interdependent world is our evolutionary state.

And since we cannot change or overcome Nature’s laws or evolution’s direction, our only option is to adapt ourselves to where this evolutionary flow wants to take us.

Our free choice relates only to the manner we are going to adapt to the system and its direction.

Either we can wait for increasing problems, crisis situations, wars and natural catastrophes to force us against our will, or we can start a conscious, willing and purposeful adaptation process using our unique human intellect capable of critical self-assessment and initiating self-change and development.

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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.