How can we make sense of this scattered and infighting world?

Question from the Internet:

“How will you make sense of the hyper-partisan and polarized world that we live in now?”

It all makes sense when we understand our own inherent nature. We are all born 100% egocentric, subjective and exploitative. We all define ourselves in comparison to others, and knowingly or unknowingly, throughout our whole life, we try to prove ourselves better, higher, wealthier, stronger and more respected than others.

This is why — as our inherent nature grew and intensified all through history — we arrived at this hyper-partisan and polarized, hateful and self-destructive world we live in today.

From early childhood till the grave, life is about ruthless competition and success at the expense of others. We can observe it from board games and computer games through sports, economy, politics, and beyond.

Moreover, we also know that we can’t suppress or erase any of our individual or national identities and uniqueness. Any such attempts would only invite more violent rebound reactions. We can see today how the decades-long, misguided and aggressive “liberal” policies of trying to create identity, nationality and even gender-less homogenous humanoids is now inviting a “far-right” backlash all over the world.

Instead of trying to oppress or erase anything, we need to learn — through a unique, purposeful and practical educational method — how to find the most optimal, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing place and function for each individual and nation, each carrying all of their seemingly positive and negative qualities that will all find their crucially important and irreplaceable places.

This educational method needs to make us actually and viscerally feel how interdependent we have become, how much an individual's life and survival are irrevocably intertwined with the life and survival of the whole — like being cells in the same living body.

This will help people willingly and purposefully agree to adapt to this Nature-like, finely balanced and mutually integrated system, where we all become guarantors to each other. We will literally provide the lifeline to each other like the perfectly organized and governed mutual circulation and communication in our own biological body between cells and organs.

Most importantly, this will unfold regardless of our self-serving and self-justifying arbitrary human ideologies and philosophies since we will learn and follow Nature’s strict and unforgiving laws that demand this Nature-like mutual integration 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.