How can everybody become successful in society?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 7, 2022


Question from the Internet:

“Does society set limitations on who succeeds?”

We can say about today’s society that it sets limitations on who succeeds. Although the general propaganda through the mass media and the entertainment tries to convince us that the so-called “social mobility” has no limits, in general, it is not true as the lines are very much drawn in the sand.

And this does not necessarily come from social classes, inheritance, intellectual abilities or access to wealth. Society is not striated by those factors.

Society is arranged around a pretty static pyramid structure based on our inherently egocentric, subjective, individualistic and exploitative nature.

While we all have the same self-serving and self-justifying, introverted operating software that drives us to survive and succeed at the expense of others, the actual “hunger” and the willingness to sacrifice oneself and others for obtaining what one wants is very different in people.

As a result — regardless of the ideology, social structure or religion we use — it is always the most selfish, most egoistic and most exploitative people who end up at the peak of the human pyramid, ruthlessly manipulating and controlling the masses that are also selfish and egoistic but with a much smaller hunger and readiness for sacrifice.

Only the strength and hunger of the insatiable human ego determine “social mobility” and as long as we all blindly follow our inherent nature nothing will change in human society.

In fact, even when we go through the inevitable self-changes, conscious human development — that is the key to humanity’s continuing collective survival — when we all learn how to exist for the sake of the whole collective, working selflessly for the benefit of others with our best abilities, we will not become all the same.

There will always be people with greater sensitivity and ability, there will always be people whose work and contribution are more important for the general balance and positive development than the contribution of others. And they will also justly and proportionately receive more from the resources in order to facilitate their unique, mutual contribution to the whole.

But since it will all unfold with the single intention of securing the most optimal state and development of the whole collective, this will be accepted without any problems since everybody will know precisely their own unique and irreplaceable role in the “body of the collective” and also what they need and deserve to fulfil that role.

In this system, the more ability and the better conditions one has, the more that individual serves the general wellbeing of the whole society and for that one deserves the appropriate reimbursement.

This is the future human society that has the right to exist and evolve in Nature’s fully integrated and finely balanced system, where we all exist like individual cells and organs in a healthy biological body.

In that society everybody will be 100% successful, each according to their abilities and according to their given conditions as determined by Nature’s laws of integration and the wellbeing of the whole collective.



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.