Is there a connection between “globalization” and “morality”?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readNov 17, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“How does globalization shape morality?”

I honestly do not know what “morality” is.

Usually, “morality” is something subjective and constantly changing according to the conditions, values and goals of every given society and individual.

On the other hand, “globalization” — existence in a globally integrated and interdependent world we can’t escape from — changes the conditions we live in and have to adapt to.

“Globalization” is not something humans develop.

We are led and forced into a globally integrated and interdependent system by Nature’s laws and evolution’s relentless drive towards a most optimally and mutually integrated system.

Thus “globalization” also forces us to learn and understand the laws of Nature that govern the finely balanced and mutually integrated Natural system we are also integral parts of. In order to understand and solve our mounting global problems, we will have to adapt ourselves to these “global” Natural laws, regardless of what we think and what we want.

Nature’s global and integral system is based on strict, unchanging and unforgiving laws we either learn and keep or we jeopardize our continuing survival. Thus it is very different from “morality”, which is something philosophical and fluid.

We are talking about laws of Nature we have no say about, but we have to adapt ourselves to.

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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.