Solving humanity’s problems

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJul 26, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“What are the common problems or difficulties you wish could be solved?”

We have to find and remedy the single root cause which is behind all the problems we observe in the world today.

This single root cause is the inherently selfish, exploitative, insatiable ego that drives all of us to greater or lesser extent.

It is this incredibly strong ego that drives our development on one hand, on the other hand it is the same ego that makes us behave like cancer in Nature’s fully integrated, interdependent system.

It is this ego that stops any meaningful, sustainable, mutually responsible, mutually complementing connection, cooperation without which we can’t solve our collective, global problems and it is the ego that threatens our collective existence today.

Nature’s system views us as a single species that develops or becomes extinct as one. On the other hand it was Nature’s evolution that “created us" with this self-destructive ego, while also giving us a unique human intellect, capable of critical self-assessment.

Thus now, at the threshold of seemingly inevitable self-destruction we have to use our intellect, we have to look into a brutally honest mirror to recognize our own inherent nature behind all the problems.

Then we will be able to learn how to rise above the ego and think, act independently of it. Then together, mutually complementing each other, we will be able to use the ego’s great raw power for positive, constructive, collective goals, purposes.

The unique duality human beings can acquire between the inherent ego and the newly development “human observer" independent of the ego, gives us an unprecedented, complete, objective view and understanding of reality. Achieving this is our predetermined evolutionary role in Nature’s system.



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.