Gradually coming to our senses — understanding existence in a global, integral Human society.

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 8, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“How does the society control you, how do other people control you?”

This is something we will all need to gradually learn. If we knew, felt the truth immediately, we wouldn’t be able handle it. So we have come to the recognition gradually so we can get used to the truth.

We live in a fully integrated, interdependent, living, Natural system. We are tied together with myriads of intricate ties, making us like cells of a single body.

In truth we don’t have any individual freedom, we don’t have a personal, individual life, our existence is about connecting to, serving the “body”, the whole system.

This is obviously completely against, contrary to our innate belief in a unique, individual existence, individual free choice. And until now it seemed we could live like separate individuals, living side by side or even against each other.

But now - since we have started talking about “globalization”, recognizing the inevitable global interconnections - we gradually start to feel as if we landed in a different planet.

Suddenly, whenever we respond to any problem with our usual, individualistic, nationalistic, egocentric, subjective and competitive instincts, attitude - which seemed successful before - we make everything worse and sink even deeper into crisis.

If we needed any proof, we received it and we are still receiving it through the woefully inadequate uncoordinated reactions to the pandemic. But it is the same with how people, nations handle any other pressing, threatening global issue - thus sleepwalking together yourself a global disaster that could end Human existence.

We entered the era of “one for all, all for one”, and we gradually - but with a good, purposeful approach - need to learn how to adapt to this new phase of Human development that Nature’s evolution obligates.



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.