How can humanity feel the “spirit of togetherness” in the midst of crisis?

Question from the Internet:

“What can you contribute to rebuilding the spirit of togetherness amidst the challenges?”

In order to rebuild — or more correctly build — the true spirit of togetherness amidst challenges in humanity, we need a unique, purposeful, practical educational method.

After all, we never actually had a true, “baseless” spirit of togetherness when people start uniting for the sake of unity and oneness.

It is true that when blows hit, when we face incredible threats and go through collective suffering, we tend to assemble and try to sweeten the pain together while also trying to find common solutions.

But this is a base, instinctive and animalistic “togetherness” on the one hand, and on the other hand, as the pandemic and our reactions and “solutions” to it showed, even blows and threat to our lives is insufficient to elevate us above our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic and subjective calculations,

Our urge to ruthlessly compete and to succeed at each other’s expense is stronger than any inclination towards cooperation or collective solutions.

We can’t even comprehend, let alone solve, the increasing threats to our survival, like climate change, socioeconomic collapse, loss of food and water sources, wars, and social unrest, because each individual and nation cares only about themselves. We can’t keep our families together any longer; we do not want to build families and take on the burden of caring for our own children!

Thus we need the above-mentioned educational method to at least let us understand and actually and “viscerally” feel how interconnected and interdependent we are. This means that no individual can solve any problem and survive unless we all participate. We either solve problems and survive together, or none will do so.

This is still not true, “baseless” unity for the sake of unity we will have to come to in the end, but at least a more sophisticated, “humanoid” survival reflex where we consciously overcome our inherently cancer-like attitude and actions to facilitate collective human survival above and against our inherent nature.

And when we already become capable of acting above and against our egocentric and selfish instincts and survive as a single “living superorganism”, then we will start to attain and use the unfolding collective understanding of reality as a “budding collective consciousness” that will provide us with an unprecedented insight into how Nature’s system works and what evolution demands from us and how we can adapt ourselves to that demand.

The more we will realise and enjoy the benefits of unity and togetherness, acting as a single “human organism” within Nature’s integrated system, the more the notion of unity and oneness itself will become most important.

In the end, instead of uniting only for the positive benefits coming from it, we will appreciate the unity and the “single entity” we become so much that we focus only on that while accepting all the positive consequences as side-effects we do not even care about.

This is when we become “truly Human” beings.



I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.

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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.