Is the Internet responsible for the state of human society?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readAug 22, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Is the internet ripping apart the fabric of society?”

No, the Internet is not ripping apart the fabric of society. Society is ripping itself apart.

The Internet and all other tools or technology, even politics, economics and all kinds of social activities, are simply the external signs of human behaviour; they reflect the way human beings relate to each other.

This is why we are desperately unsuccessful and helpless in trying to solve any of our emerging problems since we try treating the symptoms instead of treating the actual “disease”.

And the actual “disease” is the “inherent cancer” — our inherent selfish, egocentric, subjective and exploitative nature — that drives all of us.

Thus any solution in relation to any of the problems humanity is facing, the only way we can rebuild human societies on different foundations requires recognizing and accepting the innate “cancer” operating and governing all of us. Only then can we develop a true need and desire to willingly and consciously change and further develop ourselves.

Then, by purposefully and consciously developing ourselves according to Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated template, we can start a very different human development and take our fate into our own hands — taking it out of the “hands of our inherent 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.