How can we avoid a 3rd World War?!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJul 8, 2020

War is the “historic solution” for unsolvable crisis situations, when a country or a whole civilization runs out of options and internal/external pressure on the actual leaders “pulls the trigger”.

This is how Human history so far unfolded with its helplessly recurring vicious cycles, as our inherently selfish, exploitative ego drove us into dead ends all the time.

And now as our own civilization had become unsustainable - as with our inherently selfish, egotistic, exploitative nature we managed to distort, corrupt even the most ideal looking combo of liberal parliamentary democracy and free market capitalism.

The pandemic just made sure that we can’t cover our tracks with artificial manipulations, pouring trillions of dollars of “virtual money” into the markets, financial institutions…

So the question is if we allow ourselves to blindly, helplessly sleepwalk into the 3rd World War, or we choose an unprecedented option: changing ourselves, shifting to a “supernatural” - above instinctive nature - selfless, altruistic society, building mutually complementing and mutually responsible cooperation, based on calculations for the well-being, optimal development of the collective above selfish, individualistic or even nationalistic calculations.

As a unique Nation was told millennia ago when they were formed: “either you accept unity, mutual guarantee as one man with one heart - above and despite everything that separates, rejects you from each other - or this will be your burial place”.

Now the same message is broadcasted to us all - by Nature’s “iron laws” sustaining balance and homeostasis we have so far been incompatible with!

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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.