Is world peace possible, achievable at all?!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readFeb 17, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Will there ever be a day when the world will be at peace?”

Yes, we can achieve peace — as long as we understand, accept why we can’t build peace right now.

If everybody understands and accepts that the only thing that stops peace is our own, inherently egocentric, ruthlessly competitive, individualistic, and subjective ego, which drives us to survive, succeed at the expense of others and Nature, then we can set out to change, fine-tune, upgrade ourselves towards peace.

Peace is not simply the lack of war, it does not mean ceasefires, peace treaties in between recurring war.

Peace is a sustainable, fragile but stable mutual interconnection, mutually complementing cooperation above constant and ever-growing mutual distrust, rejection, the threat of war.

It is like “curing” one from addiction. The addiction never goes away, it cannot since our whole nature, our “matter” is an insatiable, addictive desire for pleasures for ourselves. But we can learn how to exist above this addiction, attracted by stronger pleasures or rewards.

It is the same with love. If we do not feel instinctive rejection, repulsion even hate against another, we can never actually feel, determine what true love is — the selfless, unconditionally serving connection to that other we at the same time reject and want to run away from.

By default we can’t feel, can’t tolerate such strong, emotional duality, it is something we need to learn, develop. This requires a unique, gradual, purposeful, and practical education in smaller groups, environments where such inner change, inner development, the upgrade can be understood, practiced.

We will have peace when we understand and feel that we are all inevitably integrated and interdependent and while staying with our instinctive desires, intentions we self-destruct within this or the next generation, if we accept “peace” — a positive, constructive, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing cooperation above and against our instincts, then we survive and rise to a qualitatively much higher level of Human existence.



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.