How can I become useful to society?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readDec 30, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“How can I become more useful to society?”

In order to become more useful for society, we need to learn our most optimal, mutually responsible and mutually complementary role in it.

It does not help if simply decide that I will do something to society what I think is useful and what I want to do — as we usually act. Our inherently egocentric, subjective viewpoint, calculation will mislead us.

This is where the expression “the road to hell is paved with good intention comes from”. We have good intentions, but they are “good” only from our own limited and inevitably distorted, introverted point of view.

In order to become truly useful, first/ we need to disconnect from, rise above our original worldview and calculations and learn from Nature’s system how closed, living, integrated organisms operate, how each cell and organ selflessly makes calculations, operates only for the sake of the collective.

We can practice this initially in small, purposefully organized, and operating environments, so collectively, mutually supporting, and complementing each other we get an understanding and actual feeling of how Nature’s integration, mutual complementation works.

Then by expanding, combining such initial cells, small environments, we can rebuild human society based on the Natural template and then we all become useful, benevolent contributors to society — not based on our own inevitably egocentric, subjective opinions, but based on Nature’s laws that sustain the general balance and homeostasis life depends on.

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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.