How can we become better, smarter and more advanced?

Question from the Internet:

“How undisciplined and lazy is society and people in general, especially today? Didn’t we all want to be a better, smarter and more advanced society? Then, what’s up with society/people then?”

Yes, we all wanted to be better, smarter and more advanced; we all wanted more of everything gobbling up the whole world.

The problem is that when we say “better, smarter and more advanced”, we mean it by our own inherently egocentric, self-serving, self-justifying, subjective and exploitative worldview and calculations. And as it turns out — and as we can clearly see today — our worldview and calculations are similar to the “worldview and calculations” of cancer.

We try to hoard and consume everything for ourselves; we ruthlessly compete with each other and Nature and succeed and survive at the expense of others and Nature. And when people try to claim that it is the same as the rest of Nature, they are incorrect.

In Nature’s system, competition, predators eating prey, and alpha males fighting for dominance are all in order to keep the general harmony and balance and to provide the best possible conditions for continuing development and the “survival of the fittest” — meaning the survival of the parts that best serve the general balance and homeostasis of the whole.

There is no part in Nature — except humans — that intentionally and repeatedly breaks this finely controlled balance, that would break free from the totally selfless mutual integration or would destroy its natural habitat recklessly.

Today we have reached the end of our instinctive, blindly egotistic and selfish development with the collapse of human society. On the other hand, human beings are the only species in Nature that have the ability to consciously and purposefully learn and adapt themselves to Nature’s laws and its general balance through Nature-like mutual integration among themselves.

We can still thrive to become better, smarter and more developed, but this time, we have to use Nature’s worldview and Nature’s overall calculations for maintaining the general balance and homeostasis as the basis for our calculations.

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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.