Should we destroy everything and start over?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 6, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Should we destroy everything? That way, everyone and everything will be equal.”

On the one hand, as we can see, most of the things we have built — our ideologies and systems especially — are being destroyed as we speak. The foundation of human society — built on our inherently selfish, egocentric and subjective nature — is collapsing.

On the other hand, we do not need to intentionally destroy, suppress or erase anything. We will not become equal through any violent and aggressive actions.

And we cannot become “exactly equal and the same” anyway. We are all uniquely different, with very diverse and incompatible sets of qualities and characteristics. And all of our qualities and attributes — even the ones we consider “negative” through our limited and subjective perception — are crucially necessary and irreplaceable for the proper working of a correct Human system that is based on Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated template.

So we do not need to worry about destroying anything. What needs to disappear — all the destructive and false ideologies, philosophies and systems we have built so far — will naturally disappear. At the same time, we need to purposefully learn and practice how to combine all our unique, extremely diverse qualities and attributes to resemble Nature’s life-creating and life-nurturing system.

In that system, we will reach “relative equality”. This means that each and every person will find their own, uniquely different, crucially important and irreplaceable role and function according to their inherent abilities and conditions, and each will justly and proportionately receive everything they need and receive, so they can continue their crucial mutual contribution to the whole.



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.