Nature is a finely balanced and mutually integrated system — and humanity is an integral part of Nature…

Question from the Internet:

“If the natural world is not a level playing field, why do some think that humankind’s purpose is to make it one?”

I am not sure what you mean about the “natural world not being a level playing field”. Nature is a single, fully and mutually integrated system, where each part, from the smallest particles to vast galaxies, remains within the confines of the general harmony and homeostasis that is necessary for life.

If the Universe or even our planet is too big to observe this harmony in, we can take our own biological body — as another, smaller, closed and integral living, natural system. Seemingly we also have no “level playing field” since some organs seem the biggest, more important, they receive the freshest blood. But when we look at the whole system in its integral totality, we understand that without even the smallest, most insignificant part — not to mention the “non-human” microbiome existing with us — we would not remain healthy and could not survive.

Nature is a beautiful, extremely diverse system where seemingly incompatible parts and elements exist and cooperate in a mutually responsible and mutually complementing manner. This is all governed by very precise, strict and unchanging laws.

Since humanity is also an integral part of Nature, we also need to learn how to build a human society that is similar to Nature. Our human advantage is that while the rest of Nature integrates and cooperates instinctively and automatically, we need to achieve this consciously, willingly and purposefully above and against our inherent nature.

We need to build a Nature-like human society where everybody finds their unique, irreplaceable role and function according to their abilities, qualities and conditions while all justly and proportionately receive everything they need and deserve in order to maintain that crucial mutual contribution to the whole system.

Through this conscious and methodical process of becoming similar to Nature, we gain such an intimate and complete understanding and sensation of the system that we will tangibly and realistically feel as if we designed and run the whole system.

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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.