It is time to ditch our utopias

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readAug 8, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“Which is the most un-realizable but highly believed utopia?”

It was and still is the “American Dream”, not only for Americans but for all of us who thought the dream America offered was something to yearn for, thrive for.

The American Dream promised unlimited, equal opportunities in a world with unlimited resources through fair competition with total, individual freedom.

Now we know that we do not have unlimited opportunities and we have no unlimited resources. We also know that competition is not fair as our inherently selfish, egoistic, exploitative nature immediately distorts and corrupts whatever we do.

And finally, we are also learning that in a world that has become globally integrated and fully interdependent, we do not have individual freedom at all, but we are 100% mutually responsible for everything, including our collective survival as a single species in Nature’s fully integral system.

The time has come to ditch our utopias, arbitrary human ideologies, and systems in order to learn how to solve problems and survive according to Nature’s integral template.

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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.