Instinctively we thrive for division, ruthless competition, we need to learn “Nature-like" integration to survive

Question from the Internet:

“We people like divisions among them. There are lot to create but why people are developing everything to do the effective destruction. There are lot more good things to but why still people are doing bad things?”

In truth we are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egotistic and individualistic nature, and this egotistic trait has been developing, intensifying in us through history until we reached the totally self-obsessed, self-absorbed, narcissistic generation we live in today.

Although most people are still unaware that all of their calculations are knowingly, unknowingly only about themselves, the obvious external signs are all around us. Whatever we invent, create we turn into selfish profit of weapons, we constantly succeed, survive at each other's expense, societies are falling apart, and even the fundamental building block, the classical family disappears.

If we needed any further proof, the pandemic and our selfish, exclusive, individualistic, nationalistic reactions, “solutions" to it showed who we are without any doubt.

We are neither evil, not sinful, we are born with such selfish, egotistic qualities, intentions without free choice, and so far this ego propelled our unparalleled evolution in nature. But now, when we ourselves also evolved into a completely integrated, interdependent world (within the fully integrated Natural system), our selfish ego makes us behave like cancer.

This needs to facilitate an unprecedented shift in human development, towards a conscious, purposeful and methodical progress, when we willingly adapt ourselves to Nature's integral system through mutual integration above and against our egos.

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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.