Human purpose according to Nature’s evolution

Purpose of life” is the collection of the goals, desires that motivate us, get us out of bed, fuel our attempts for constant self-fullfilment.

As our “matter”, engine for life is the desire for self-fullfilment, to obtain pleasures, contentment in any given circumstances, the above mentioned “purpose” gives us the reason to live. Life is the fullfilment of desires, without desire to fulfill we don’t live.

Most people thus define “purpose”, “life” through the usual instinctive, and social desires of food, sex, family, wealth, power and knowledge.

And there is a small - although growing - minority, who are not satisfied with defining “purpose” only through those desires.

These people also would like to find a higher, overall purpose in order to place ourselves into Nature’s perfect, deterministic system. They would like to understand why we are called “Human beings” compared to other animals, they want to know what gives us our evolutionary “superiority” over other animals, when for example our biological body is almost identical with them.

The simple fact that such a question arises in Humans already differentiates us from animals that are instinctively, seamlessly integrated into Nature, and remain unchanged for thousands, even minions of years, while Humans progressively develop through generations, even within a single lifetime.

The purpose of Human life is to identify and understand the Natural system that gave us life, to research and attain the Natural forces, laws our lives depend on, to learn how to harness those forces to take our seemingly blind fate consciously into our own hands.

In order to reach this purpose we need to consciously, purposefully, methodically change, fine-tune ourselves until we reach mutual similarity with Nature’s system, its selfless, altruistic qualities. Then through the similarity we can achieve the above mentioned understanding, attainment.

Of course this relates only to those who already feel inclination to go beyond the usual goals, purposes that relate to our instinctive and social desires.

On the other hand since Nature’s evolution “wants” us to find our true Human purpose, the pandemic and the evolving crisis will force more and more people to look beyond the simple, instinctive way of life…

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I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.

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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.