Human nature

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readOct 31, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“The more I know about human nature, the less I want to socialize. Is this normal?”

I fully agree with you. The more we recognize our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and exploitative human nature, the more distant, distrusting and hostile we become towards each other.

On the other hand, the more we recognize our human nature — and most importantly, we all recognize that we are all driven by the same nature without any differences, meaning there are no better or worse people, but we are all the same — then we can also develop a strong desire and need to change ourselves.

And here, again, the most important thing to recognize is that we all have to change ourselves instead of blaming, correcting or changing others. Nobody can change another, especially not forcefully, coercively or with misleading propaganda.

This is why we need a special method that can help us swiftly and in a relatively pleasant way to look into a “brutally honest mirror” to recognize the intentions, aspirations and calculations that truly drive us. Then the same method can also help us to gradually change and further develop ourselves to acquire such qualities — above and against our original ones — that will help us to build positive, constructive, mutually responsible and mutually complementing connections and cooperation between 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.