Our future depends on changing ourselves and how we relate to each other

Question from the Internet:

“What are the top 10 biggest threats to humanity?”

At the moment, humanity is facing multiple threats from potential nuclear world war, from truly deadly pandemics and food and water shortage to climate change caused disasters and the seemingly inevitable socio-economic system due to being incompatible with Nature’s laws of integration.

But there is a single root cause for all of these threats so we do not need to focus directly on the symptoms themselves, instead, we would need to find and remedy the root cause.

All of humanity’s historic and contemporary problems originate from our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic and exploitative nature. It is this nature — that works in all of us — is that drives us to ruthless, exclusive competition to succeed and survive at each other’s expense, and it is the same nature that pushes us towards constant, excessive overconsumption and the endless selfish accumulation of resources and profit for ourselves.

And because we are utterly incapable of building positive, constructive and sustainable mutual cooperation we are desperately helpless in the face of our mounting problems that come from Nature, from society, from diseases or anywhere else. Moreover, all of our problems are global or have global implications, which again requires global cooperation above the differences even just to understand those problems let alone to solve them.

Either as a result of increasing suffering and crisis or through wise, conscious and proactive self-changes and mutual integration, we will have to adjust to the fully integrated and interdependent Natural system if we want to solve our present problems and prevent future ones.

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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.