How can billions of unique, diverse and subjective people agree on anything?!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 6, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Multiculturalism — different cultures will have different views on what sustainability is and how to achieve it. How can these views be reconciled?”

You are right. It is not only different cultures that have different views. Each and every human being has their own inherently egocentric, subjective and individualistic worldview.

And since we have reached the peak of our inherently selfish, egocentric and exploitative human development, today we have 8 billion different worldviews on everything, and we have 8 billion cancer cells that all want to survive and succeed at each other’s expense.

This is why the world is in the state it is. And as long as we all remain rooted within our own introverted bubbles, seeing from the world only what interests us and what can help us gain selfish pleasures at the expense of others, we have no chance of comprehending our problems, let alone solving them.

This is why we need a very special, purposeful and practical method that can help is refine and widen our perception of reality, so we can all enter a completely different dimension of sensing, feeling and seeing the world — through the needs, desires and viewpoints of other people.

Then, when at least a critical minority of people develops such a selfless and objective viewpoint and approach to life, we will start to comprehend and solve our problems and prevent new ones.

If we look at sustainability, for example, it has nothing to do with what any of us thinks. Sustainability is precisely defined by strict and unforgiving laws of Nature that govern the general balance and homeostasis in Nature’s mutually integrated and interdependent system. By understanding Nature and adapting ourselves to its laws and principles — using that selfless and objective perception we developed — we will also become sustainable.

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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.