How can we change the world?

Zsolt Hermann
3 min readMay 28, 2023

Question from the Internet:

How can you change the world and make it a better place?

“To answer this question, we need to examine and understand a few additional questions.”

What does it mean a “better or good place?”

What is not good with the world today? What do we need to change to make the world a better place?

And finally, how can we make such changes so they become successful and the changes become sustainable? After all, throughout history, we have been constantly trying to change the world around us, and specifically, this “tinkering” with the world that drove us into this “not good” state we are in today.

There is also a very important question: to what “absolute standard” can we compare our world, so we can declare about it if it is “not good” or it is already “good?”

Unique, empirical natural scientists — who have been researching and describing human nature in contrast to nature’s system for millennia — explain that the “gold standard” we need to compare our human world to is nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated system.

After all, nature creates and nurtures life; it develops life according to a deterministic evolutionary plan, and nature also gave birth to us, human beings, a uniquely self-conscious creature with the unparalleled ability to critically assess nature’s system and itself.

When we compare our human world to nature, we start to observe and even feel some striking differences.

In nature, all comprising elements — on the inanimate, vegetative and animate levels — regardless of their size, power, and perceived importance, selflessly and unconditionally become integral parts of the system, existing, acting, and behaving in a way that they all mutually contribute with their roles to nature’s overall balance and homeostasis that life depends on.

We do not see any element in nature that would intentionally and actively go against this general balance and homeostasis; they would rather forfeit their existence — directly or indirectly — than jeopardize the overall well-being and most optimal development of the system.

Species come and go, population numbers fluctuate, and life conditions change, but the overall balance and homeostasis always remain since the whole system exists and behaves based on the principle of “all for one and one for all.”

When we look at our human system, at our civilizations — especially in modern Western society — life is built around the selfish and egocentric individual, which thrives on pursuing excessive accumulation and consumption of everything, while ruthlessly competing and fighting to survive and succeed at the expense of others and nature.

Human beings and humanity, in general, exist and behave in nature like cancer. And as a result, we are now finding ourselves in a terminal stage, on the threshold of self-destruction and even extinction.

How could humanity evolve in such a way when we are also products of perfect nature?!

Humanity’s selfish and egocentric nature and development have been purposeful by nature’s evolution. We had to be born like this, and we had to go through this seemingly haphazard and self-destructing development to the point of sensing our own self-destruction.

In order to reach our predetermined and very high, evolutionary Human role and purpose in nature, we had to become “outsiders” in the system; we had to acquire an independent and “outsider” viewpoint.

If — with the help of the right method — we now acquire a conscious and willing integration into nature — through the seamless and benevolent integration with one another — above and against our inherent nature — then we will acquire all the necessary abilities and conditions to fulfill our evolutionary role.

We are expected to become nature’s only fully conscious, seamlessly integrated, and at the same time independent “inner observers” and equal partners.

We are at the stage now where we can proactively start this process. We need to recognize our incompatibility with nature due to our inherently selfish, egocentric, and individualistic nature and viewpoint. And from the opposite starting point, we need to learn and practice how to build a human system that is similar to and compatible with nature, where people live in selfless, unconditionally serving and mutually complementing integration.

This is what nature’s strict, unforgiving and unchanging laws and evolution’s deterministic plan expect from us.

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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.