On what grounds could Humanity unite?

Question from the Internet:

“Do you think that given the opportunity, time, and communicative ability, you could find a way to substantively relate to every single person on earth? If yes, on what topic would you most often find common ground?”

I think that very soon, most people will finally understand and tangibly feel what it means that we are all sitting on the same, global boat, which is fast sinking right now.

As global problems, like the pandemic, subsequent new plagues, the consequences of climate change, water shortage, inevitable global socioeconomic collapse intensify and the “ground literally starts burning under our feet”, we will find that collective human survival is such a “common ground” we can start uniting about.

Sooner or later we will understand and viscerally feel, that since we are all integrated and interdependent, my health, my success, my survival is intricately, and inevitably connected, forged to the health, success, and survival of the whole.

If we are wise we can gain the same understanding, “visceral, tangible” feelings, emotional impressions of our unavoidable interdependence through the right, purposeful and practical educational method, instead of waiting until increasingly intolerable suffering will push us together, like herds of animals escaping some natural catastrophe.

If we managed to avoid a mass-scale human population loss — which could be triggered by multiple causes in many, assorted locations on the planet any moment — through positive, sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing cooperation, above and against our instinctive tendencies, then we will recognize, feel the true potential in such global cooperation, collective existence.

Then we will find much higher, more attractive reasons to continue with such cooperation above simply safeguarding our physical existence on this planet.

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I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.

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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.