Instinctively we can’t tolerate those who are different from ourselves

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readJun 26, 2020

At this stage difference is a threat, and this is true to all of us.

We are all born with an egocentric, individualistic and subjective nature that accepts, likes only whatever is similar to it, while distrust, rejects everything that is different.

It is this inner rejection of anything that is different from the self that is the basis of all the hate, separation we experience in the world, including racism.

And this is why none of the superficial actions, “solutions” people try to implement - like now as a result of the racially motivated murders in the US - will bring any true changes, solutions, but will just make things worse, inciting hate among everybody, creating even greater divisions than before.

The only solution is to first of all understand our true nature, the desires, intentions, instincts that drive us, and then to change, upgrade then accordingly according to a unique, purposeful and practical method.

The differences won’t disappear, inherent distrust, rejection won’t disappear, but we will learn how to connect and cooperate above them, building unity above and despite everything that separates us.

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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.