Individuals have no influence on the world

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readNov 28, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Why am I so afraid of the reality that I alone can’t change or fix the world, no matter how much I want to?”

You do not need to be afraid. The fact that you realized that you couldn’t change the world alone is already a very important recognition.

The world is a fully integrated and interdependent system of all — still, vegetative, animate, and human — levels of Nature. Alone, we can’t make the slightest difference.

On the other hand, human beings are the qualitatively highest level in Nature, as we are the only beings with the ability to consciously research and learn the system to such an extent that we can become Nature’s only conscious, integrated, and at the same time independent observers and equal partners.

When at least a small, critical mass of people start to adapt themselves to Nature’s system, cooperating with the laws and developmental direction of the whole system, we can start to experience vast and positive changes around us.

Alone, we cannot influence the integrated and interdependent system. Only a network of people that resemble the structure of Nature around us can make an influence.

Wise, empirical natural scientists, described how we need at least a group of ten people to build a resemblance to Nature and, by that, start cooperating with the system and exerting a positive influence on everything. If multiple such groups of ten people start doing that, this positive influence will obviously increase.

And this way, we can easily and quickly reach the critical mass — about 10–15% of the whole — that can influence and pull forward the larger, mostly passive and unconscious masses. And that passive and unconscious mass contains all the “leaders,” “experts,” and influencers who blindly follow their inherent nature and instincts.

Only those who already actively and consciously exist and behave above and against their inherent nature and instincts, in partnership with Nature, can truly make changes and influence anything.



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.