Hierarchy in Nature and in Humanity

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readNov 21, 2020


Question from the Internet:

“If you could organize the human world in a hierarchal structure, how would you do it?”

The world is naturally organised in a hierarchical structure. We can see a pyramid like structure both in Nature in general and also in Humanity. Moreover in evolution there is also a pyramid structure with Humanity potentially on top.

In Nature we can observe the hierarchy according to the so called “food chain”, which we try to translate to our inherently egotistic concept of the stronger ruling over the weaker.

We don’t understand that the “food chain” simply portrays the role of each element in Nature’s perfectly balanced system, while in order for balance and homeostasis to remain controlled each part have to play their equally important role, if anything, the top predator has the greatest responsibility in controlling that balance.

As Humanity by default is driven and organized by our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and exploitative nature, we are organised according to “the weak are meat, and the strong do eat” understanding of the world, earlier literally, in our days symbolically.

We all know how the so-called 1% is manipulating, exploiting the rest for their power and profit. We all know how societies are layered according to “casts”, “classes”, which is easier to detect in our time where everything, including people are measured, classified by their monetary worth, material possessions.

We can’t forcefully change the natural hierarchy in Nature’s system.

But we can change according to what we “classify” people in Human society. We can rebuild Human society according to Nature’s template, principles where those who cares for others, care for the overall balance most, and show an honest, true, positive example in keeping it are on top of the pyramid.

They won’t be distinguished by their bank accounts, power, how much they manipulate others, but by how much they facilitate the overall balance, homeostasis, Humanity’s similarity with Nature’s template.

Even reaching this can’t unfold by force, coercion, misleading brainwashing, propaganda.

Only through a unique and purposeful education can we change our values, ranking - while the increasing crisis, desperate helplessness grows, forces us to change from Nature’s side, as the lawful system can’t tolerate its qualitatively highest species to break the most fundamental Natural laws.




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.