Life is born within the contrast and tension between extreme opposites

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readAug 11, 2022


Question from the Internet:

“Would humanity be better off if there were no negative nor evil in the world?”

When we look at nature, when we look at life, we can see that everything that exists comprises from a combination of opposites. It is the positive and negative poles that create the tension and the dynamic that gives birth to life. Even in technology, everything requires such tension between contrasting forces.

So how could we discern good without evil, love without hate, warmth without cold, close without far?

When we understand this, we stop looking at “negative” things as evil, but we look at them as opportunities to try balancing them with their opposite and to use them as building blocks toward a complete and perfect vision of reality.

By default, we are very one-dimensional and cannot interconnect and merge two opposites; we find ourselves either on one side or on the other. This is why we keep falling from one extreme to the other in every aspect of life.

But we can practically and purposefully learn how to appreciate and handle two absolute opposites in anything as if holding onto two reins and balancing ourselves in between. This unique balancing act will make us truly Human, unique and objective observers of Natural reality, attaining everything that exists from one extreme to the other — without attaching ourselves or falling into any of the extremes but observing and experiencing the whole scope in between.

This is not possible to achieve individually by independent people. But we can build special, mutual interconnections through which we can develop and acquire a new, collective and composite perception of reality, sensing reality through the desires and viewpoints of multiple people superseding our original, one-dimensional, subjective and egocentric viewpoint.

This is how we can then merge even vastly different and seemingly incompatible opposites and built a new picture of reality as each part complements and completes one another.



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.