Humanity can’t survive without love and compassion

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 11, 2020


Humanity can’t survive without love and compassion. But the love and compassion we need are not the same as the “love and compassion” we talk about by default.

We are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying nature. This is not our fault, it is neither evil nor sinful. We are born with a nature that Natural evolution gave us for a reason.

Still, by default, we cannot act, move a finger unless we do whatever we do for our own, selfish sake. Some people are already aware of this some aren’t, but it does not change the fact that by our original “operating software” we can make calculations only for ourselves.

Thus even when we “love”, when we feel “compassion” for another, it is because from that we benefit in some way, even if that selfish intention is almost imperceptible. But without that selfish intention, we simply could not move.

This is why our “love” and “compassion”, or the religions, spiritual teachings, philosophies that preach “love and compassion” did not help us build better, safer, peaceful and equal societies, but they did the opposite: they separated us from each other, turning people against one another.

So the love and compassion Humanity needs for survival is something completely different.

We need Nature’s love and compassion, the totally selfless, unconditional service towards others and towards the collective, our own cells and organs show in our biological bodies. This is the kind of “love and compassion” valance, homeostasis — and thus life — would not be possible.

And while our egocentric, subjective perception of reality distorts, clouds the world we see, we could observe the same perfect love and compassion all through Nature’s system which drives, sustains the perfectly balanced “circle of life” the Natural system is based on.

This is why we need a very special, purposeful and highly practical educational method which can help us harness, draw on ourselves Nature’s template, its “life-giving” evolutionary force in order to neutralize, complement our innate “hate”, distrust, animosity towards everybody who we do not agree with — which in our age includes even our own family members.

Then the “Natural love” can cover our instinctive “transgressions”, the instinctive rejection we feel towards others.

As a result, we will be able to build the crucially necessary integration in Human society based on mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation above, and despite our vast differences and innate inability to connect.

The duality of instinctive rejection and Natural love we acquired gives us our special, Human advantage in Nature’s evolution, making us the only conscious, objective observers of the system’s perfect “circle of life” through the contrast.



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.