Humans are selfish and greedy. We can never build such a utopia as global unity, mutual responsibility. Is this true?!

It is completely right about Human nature and about what we have seen for the last few decades, or even for millennia, as we learn from history.

But what is on offer if we thread wisely is not a utopia, it is not based on some Human ideology, philosophy or a nice melody like John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

Humanity’s integration is obligated by the laws of Nature, we do not have a free choice about it. Either we integrate and become compatible with Nature or we will not survive. And this “end game” has already started, our Human system way globally self-destructing with or without the virus for years.

Moreover, our generation possesses the historic experience, information no other generation had, even a few years ago people still believed that things could come from electing different governments, different ideologies, changing from right to left, from left to right, we thought we could change our nationalities, genders, we tried everything.

Now we know that nothing helps.

70–80 years after the Holocaust we have the same, or even greater hatred, racism in the world among everybody. The reaction of the world’s governments to the crisis is the greatest collective leadership failure in Human history despite having everything at our disposal. We slaughtered democracy and free-market capitalism.

And why?

As you said because we are all born with an inherently selfish, hateful and greedy nature. And by now we also know from history that we can’t suppress, erase the ego, as all such attempts — with terror, coercion, trickery, brainwashing — has failed and backfired.

So what can be done?

Thus we know that we have to change, all of us, we also know that the ego cannot be suppressed, erased. So we need a unique, purposeful and practical educational method, that can teach us how to harness, channel the Human ego towards positive, constructive, collective goals, purposes.

This is not a utopia, it is very far from it.

At first not many will agree to join this new program, not many will agree to change themselves instead of constantly changing others while they stay the same. The positive results will come only later although very soon since the present situation is already very dire, thus any positive change will seem very obvious, sharp.

But at the same time worsening crisis, increasingly threatening self-destruction, intolerable suffering — not from other people but from natural phenomena like this virus and others, from the total collapse of the socio-economic system — will soften people.

Thus by hating the present state of the world, starting to hate their own nature, people will join in gradually increasing numbers, even if they do not know where exactly we are heading.

Only when we already built the first foundations of a new Human society, based on mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation — above and against the resisting ego — then will we start to sense that “utopia”, how much better life is when we cooperate, when Human connection is the basis of life, when above the necessities we turn to each other and live life among ourselves, for the first time in history feeling what true love, brotherhood, the connection is.

And we will know it is not an illusion because we will have the contrast between acquired love and instinctive hate, the new connection against the inherent rejection.

This is not utopia.

This is how Nature works, balance and homeostasis built on the unique interaction between two contradicting, opposite forces held together by Nature’s evolutionary force-field.

And we, Humans, are the ones who can consciously observe it, by the proactively acquired unique duality between our inherently selfish and acquired altruistic nature.

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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.