How can we balance competition and cooperation?

Question from the Internet:

“For the functioning of human society, is competition more important than loyalty and cooperation?”

We are born from Nature, and still exist, evolve with Nature.

In Nature’s system, nothing is obsolete or accidental.

So both our competitive spirit and also the ability to co-exist and cooperate are important.

We just need to know, learn how to fine-tune ourselves, our goals, aspirations, and intentions, so our inherently ruthless, exclusive competitive inclination — where we get actual pleasure from succeeding at the expense of others — is refined, rerooted towards common, mutually beneficial goals, purpose, in order to keep our development, constant growth within the optimal general balance, homeostasis Nature dictates in order to create and sustain life.

We can learn how to use our inherently insatiable desires for pleasures, profit, we can learn how to use our seemingly negative attributes of envy, desire for respect in a way, that we pull, push each other towards positive, constructive, collective development, where each finds their most optimal, mutually responsible, mutually complementing role, while each justly, proportionately receives everything one deserves, needs in order to maintain that mutual contribution towards the whole.

We can learn all this by studying, adopting Nature’s integral template, following Nature’s strict laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on.



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Zsolt Hermann

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.