Looking into a brutally honest mirror — courtesy of COVID-19

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 6, 2020


While now it seems that the economy is the biggest problem globally after the pandemic, the economic crisis is just one of the symptoms of a deeper, greater problem.

“Economic relations” are the external expressions of the relationship between people in Human society.

Covid-19 exposed our “hearts”, meaning the desires, intentions, instinctive inclinations about life, and what our attitude is towards other people.

The pandemic has shown us a brutally honest mirror, showing us how selfish, individualistic we are, how unashamedly we want to succeed and survive at the expense of others, while we could not care less if others live or die.

And only those will succeed, be able to find a way out of this evolving crisis who are willing to look into the mirror, accept what they see, and start acting accordingly.

In the globally integrated and fully interdependent world we evolved into — where we are all obliged to approach others and the whole system with full responsibility towards the wellbeing of the whole system — we will not be able to solve our mounting global problems, and safeguard our collective survival until we understand our total interdependence and mutual responsibility.

There is no individual, local, national, or regional problems any longer as there is no chance for an individual or partial survival either. We are all in this together, wither we all survive or we all perish.

This is a completely new, and very unpleasant revelation for our inherently selfish, egocentric, exploitative nature that enjoys succeeding at the expense of others.

Thus we all need to go through a very unique, purposeful, and practical educational method, which can help us learn how to act, live, and prosper above and against our instincts, hormonal reactions.

Without it, it is completely irrelevant, futile what we try to achieve through politics, economy, or through different violent actions.



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.