Human ideologies and philosophies

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJan 25, 2023

Question from the Internet:

“What is the value of ideology? Can we live without ideologies? If so, how would a life without ideology look like/differ from current reality?”

Our ideologies, philosophies, and even our religions are the products of our inherently egocentric, subjective, and individualistic worldview and consciousness.

They express how we see the world and what solutions we would like to implement to all the problems and incompatibilities we sense and experience in the world.

These ideologies, philosophies, and faith systems are very important to show us where we are, who we are, and how we see and experience that world as we are.

On the other hand, based on the historical and contemporary experience, we need to humbly conclude and accept that these ideologies and philosophies do not give us the method and practical way to assess ourselves and our place in reality. And we need to accept that none of our ideologies, philosophies, or religions offer any actual and practical help to solve our problems and prevent new ones.

In our generation, we have come to a point where we blindly and stubbornly try to revive and reuse ideologies and systems that have already failed in the path since we find ourselves in an absolute dead-end, and still, we do not want to accept defeat.

We still do not want to give up our foolish pride and conclude that we have to start anew but in a very different way. It will take either intolerable suffering or the humble and wise development of a critical mass of people to help humanity to understand and accept that we cannot shape, manipulate and force the world around us to fit our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic, and exploitative viewpoints and calculations.

It will take time and a special, purposeful, and practical method to help people accept and implement a special self-correction and self-development, through which we adapt ourselves to the lawful and deterministic Natural reality around us instead of forcefully adapting reality to ourselves.

It will be at this point that human ideologies, philosophies, and religions will disappear, and we will all openly, consciously, and willingly follow Nature’s laws and developmental plan without any egocentric, subjective and individualistic bias or distortion since it will be very clear and palpable that this is in our best interest.

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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.