Our inherent sense of individual freedom and independence is purposeful deceit by Nature’s evolution

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 6, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Who started the limitations of human freedom?”

We could say that we were tricked by Natural evolution. We are all born with a unique sense of subjective individualist, sensing ourselves as “standalone” beings, without any instinctive integration with others or with Natura like what all other elements of Nature instinctively feel.

So from the very beginning, we have been fighting for individual freedom, for individual rights which we usually interpret as doing whatever we want according to our instinctively egocentric and subjective worldview.

And whenever somebody wants to restrict our rights — even if those “rights” are actually harmful towards others — we vehemently resist, fight and we feel outraged.

But as I started, we are actually tricked by evolution, so we could gradually, consciously, by our own experiences recognize that we do not have individual freedom and rights after all. We are just as much integrated elements in Nature’s system — including within our own species — as all other elements and parts of Nature.

This is what we are slowly, gradually recognising today as we find ourselves in a globally integrated and totally interdependent world under the pressure of Nature’s development. Of course, we are still resisting and trying to ignore the “writing on the wall”. It seems we would even forfeit our collective survival just to hold onto our illusory individual freedom.

But our task — obligated by nature’s evolution — is to gradually accept and implement our actual state: being single, individual cells in humanity’s single, mutually integrated and mutually complementing living body that is also a seamlessly integrated part of Nature’s cosmic system.

Our reward for this is reaching our predetermined evolutionary Human purpose, to become Nature’s only conscious, integrated and at the same time independent “inner observers” and partners. This is why evolution “tricked us” with the false sense of individual freedom, so we could reach our final purpose consciously and by our own efforts against and above our original worldview and perception.



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.