Learning to become global citizens from Nature

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readNov 8, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“You will engage in free ideas with “global citizenship”. Based on this, you will make a synthesis of your Personal definition of the global citizen. Afterward, you will make your own list of what are the obligations of being a global citizen?”

We won’t get closer to the true definition of being a “global citizen” by engaging in free ideas. As long as we use our own free ideas — each using their own, inherently subjective and egocentric ideas, logic, reason — we will never agree and implement “global citizenship”.

And that would literally lead to tragedy, to a global tragedy since in the globally integrated and fully interdependent world we evolved into our survival depends on understanding, implementing what it means to be “global citizens”.

Thus instead of using, playing with our own arbitrary philosophies, ideologies, ideas, we need to turn to an absolute source and learn this global role from there.

And we find this absolute, objective source for learning perfect, mutual, global integration from Nature.

Nature is the quintessential global system as it is naturally integrated and interdependent. We can learn how to become “global citizens” from the cells, organs of our own biological body, looking at the selfless, unconditional, mutual responsibility, service towards the wellbeing, benefit of the whole.

We have nothing to lose and everything to gain from this. By abandoning our illusory independence, individual freedom — which we never had, since even if we are not conscious about it we are blindly following our inherent nature’s that inevitably tie ourselves together, but in a selfish, exploitative way — we gain an unprecedented, positive and constructive collective existence with a unique collective consciousness, intellect.

Through that, we can not only solve our present problems and prevent new ones, but we can rise to a qualitatively much higher, presently unimaginable sense of existence — liberated from all subjective, egoistic limitations of time, space, and physical motion.



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.