Leadership in the global, integral world

Question from the Internet:

“Why doesn’t this world have real leaders?”

True leadership requires vision, an almost prophetic ability to understand the present situation of a nation, of the world while also knowing the ideal state, next level we would need to develop to.

Only then can a leader lead and show the path of developing a nation or the world needs to follow.

Previously, when humanity existed on the tribal, national level it was relatively easy to plot a short-term path through fighting or agreeing with neighbors, trying to maximize the local, or further opportunities — like with colonization, subduing still undeveloped, weaker nations, cultures.

Today in the fully integrated and interdependent world we evolved into everything has changed. We exist in such an intricate network, that we can’t even move a finger without influencing the network, and every negative or positive input we make comes back to us multi-fold, like throwing a single boomerang which comes back as millions, billions of boomerangs.

To become a leader in this global, integral network one has to comprehend how such fully integrated and interdependent systems work, what positive, constructive means in such systems, and most importantly what Nature’s evolution that forced humanity into this interdependence expects us to do.

Only when we adjust ourselves to Nature’s integral development can we plot a safe, prosperous path for ourselves, for our nations, and humanity.

Thus we can see how destructive the still prevalent individualistic, nationalistic, inherently selfish, and egoistic leadership causes to everybody. This way we can’t even comprehend, let alone solve our mounting global problems, we cannot safeguard our collective human survival.

And in this global, integral world there is no individual, national survival, there is only a collective, global survival as we are all sitting on the same, global boat — frantically trying to drill holes underneath each other and sinking, drowning as a result!

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I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.

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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.