How to shape human nature?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readNov 17, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“What do you think does “Society shapes nature, Nature shapes society” mean?”

I would refine what you wrote this way: “Society shapes human nature, human nature shapes society.

This is a unique “chicken/egg” scenario we find ourselves in.

It is our incessantly growing, inherently selfish, subjective, individualistic, and exploitative ego that has been shaping human societies, civilizations. And society fosters and strengthens the same ego. We are the embryo in society’s womb but at the same time with our inherent nature, we also build the womb for ourselves.

This is why seemingly there is no escape from the harmful, self-destructive ego that after the helplessly recurring, vicious historic cycles now leads us towards final self-destruction.

So is there truly no escape, are we doomed?!

Left to our own devices we would be doomed.

Fortunately, we can learn from Nature’s finely balanced, integral system how to build a better, natural, equal, mutually responsible and mutually complementing human society above and against the ego we cannot suppress or erase.

With a unique scientific, educational method we can start changing the components, values, aspirations, goals, and purpose of the “womb” so it can differently shape, form our nature, elevating us above the animalistic, blindly instinctive “creature” we are born as, and develop a “truly Human” being out of 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.