Inhumane human vs “truly” Human

Question from the Internet:

“Is it human nature to be inhumane?”

Yes, we are all born “inhumane”, with an “unfinished, raw” nature, a beta inner software, so we could take our own human development into our own hands and become “truly Human” by our own efforts, on our own account.

This is why Nature’s evolution gives birth to us with the instinctively egocentric, subjective, individualistic, and exploitative human nature, which drives us towards ruthless competition, success at each other’s expense, where we actually enjoy exploiting, humiliating, destroying others.

A “truly Human” being means someone who learns how to act, behave, exist above and against those “inhumane” instincts, in similarity and compatibility with Nature’s laws of mutual integration, building positive, constructive, sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections with other people, and through them with Nature.

Our original “inhumane” instincts never disappear, they remain as a contrast, a background for comparison, so we could fully sense and verify the “truly Human” state when we have achieved it.

This will make us Nature’s only conscious, objective, integrated but at the same time independent observers, partners.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
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.