How can we solve social problems?

Question from the Internet:

“Are social problems solvable with mathematics and computers?”

We cannot solve social problems with mathematics and computers.

Social problems related to human society. Human society is a collection of human beings that interconnect and build all kinds of institutions and processes through which they conduct social life that is the basis of human life.

We are primarily emotional beings, acting based on our desires and emotional impressions. Our mind and intellect help us to focus and conduct our actions based on our desires and emotional impressions.

Thus social problems are primarily emotional problems; they all arise from the manner in which people relate to each other and behave in their mutual interactions.

By default, we are all blindly and instinctively driven by our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and subjective desires to receive as much pleasure and fulfilment for ourselves as we can. Moreover, we get extra pleasure from our actions when we gain our pleasure and fulfilment at the expense of others. This is how we are programmed, regardless of what we think and whether we are aware of this or not.

But when we start decoding all the historical and contemporary actions human beings ever conducted against each other through this above formula, we will finally understand the cause and effect process that determines human life and the life of human society.

Thus if we want to improve society, or we truly want to solve societal problems, then we will need to recognize and accept the inherent desires and intentions that drive all of us. Then we can start consciously and purposefully changing and further developing ourselves and our interconnections accordingly.

And this is possible only through a unique, purposeful, practical and emotional educational method.



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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.