Society and the individual

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readOct 1, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“What is the relationship of society in our lives?”

The society we live in acts like a mother’s womb governing and shaping who we are.

We are all the products of the society we live in. We receive from society our values, education and daily influence; we follow the goals and aspirations and “viral bandwagons” that are prevalent in society.

We dress, eat, speak, behave and even make love — or select our gender — as society does. We consume what society tells us to and elect whoever the media tells us to. We do not have any free choice.

Actually, the only free choice we have is choosing and forming the immediate society that will form us into who we are. Suppose we create and nurture a smaller, closed, mutually committed and mutually complementing society that is organized around the same goals, aspirations and intentions. In that case, such a “cocoon” can shield us from the usually negative, toxic and self-destructive influence of the general society.

Instead of being hapless, passive “accessories” in the Matrix of the general society, in a smaller, purposeful and mutually committed society, we also become the components of the “mother’s womb”, directly influencing each other while being influenced by the others.

If such a smaller, conscious and proactive society is organized around the right principles and purpose — learned from Nature’s perfect, finely balanced and mutually integrated system — due to the qualitative advantage, such a small society can fully protect us from the general society while also providing the positive example and “life-boat” option to those who are already suffering and suffocating in the declining and collapsing general, aimless consumerist society.



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.