Looking at the pandemic in a positive way

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readNov 9, 2021


Question from the Internet:

“How is it possible to maintain a positive and happy image throughout a pandemic?”

We can remain positive and happy through the pandemic only if we understand the lessons it wants to teach us. Then we can look at it as something purposeful, useful, as part of our Human education.

Covid “tries to show” us how much globally interconnected and interdependent we all are. The pandemic shows this absolute interdependence more personally than the climate change for example, although the implications are the same: with this total interdependence comes total mutual responsibility towards each other.

In this global, integral world there cannot be individual, national considerations, calculations as no individual or nation can be independent, unaffected from global causes, events, problems, or successes.

It does not matter what expression we use, that we are a “global family/village”, that we are a single team, that we all are sailing on the same, sinking global boat, that bottom line is that we cannot solve problems, survive unless we do it together.

On the other hand, if we learn how to work, exist together above and against everything that tries to separate us, reject people and nations from each other, then we will develop a qualitatively much higher, collective sense of existence which comes with advantages, rewards we cannot even imagine right now.

A mutually integrated — moreover, consciously integrated — humanity would become similar, compatible with Nature, gaining access to “blueprints”, resources in Nature we do not even know about right now.

If we assess, use the pandemic this way we can find a positive, happy viewpoint in it and we will come out of it quickly.



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.