Society and my reality

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readJan 11, 2023

Question from the Internet:

“How has society dampened your realities?”

Society does not dampen my reality. Society is providing my reality.

Who am I? Do I exist outside of human society?

Where do my thoughts, desires, aspirations, values, and behavioral patterns come from? What makes me who I am?

Human society is the human incubator that “makes us.” Apart from our genetic inheritance — the seed or dough — everything else — starting from upbringing, education, and the constant brainwashing that influences us — comes from the surrounding society.

In fact, the only free choice in life is — and even that is a limited choice — to choose the environment that will form and develop us.

If we want to take greater control over our development and who we become, we need to assemble a closed, purposeful, and mutually complementing human society from people who are like-minded and commit to the same values, goals, and aspirations as me.

Then such a qualitatively higher and purposeful small environment can balance the overall highly negative influence of the general society, even while we perform our obligatory functions in that general society.

Then, through that smaller, closed, and purposeful society, we can truly open and develop our reality.

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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.