Standing at a turning point of human evolution!

Question from the Internet:

“If you could change one thing about human evolution in order to cause the greatest change to modern civilization, what would it be?”

This is a very important question since we are right now standing at a unique crossroads of human evolution when we received the chance to take our own further development into our own hands after the lengthy previous development which was completely blind and instinctive.

Until now we have evolved, built everything we ever built, acted as we ever acted blindly following our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, and individualistic nature. It is this human nature that is behind the helplessly recurring, vicious historic cycles, behind the endless, ruthless, exclusive competition and insatiable, excessive overconsumption which has brought us to the brink of a very realistic, threatening self-destruction.

Today we are recognizing, on one hand’ that we evolved into a globally integrated and fully interdependent world as a result of Nature’s lawful, deterministic system forcing us to become compatible with its integral system, on the other hand, we also recognize that with our inherent nature, instinctively we act like cancer in a terminal state.

This conscious recognition — which critical self-assessment only humans are capable of — can ideally initiate a need, aspiration for self-change, “self-upgrade”.

We reached the first and only truly free choice in our human life, choosing consciously, proactively to become similar to, compatible with nature’s laws and its integral template.

We can’t perform this fundamental self-change, “upgrade” by ourselves, but we can learn how to harness, draw on ourselves Nature’s all-encompassing evolutionary forces that can help us change and act above and against our inherent nature.

This consciously conducted, initiated self-correction will make us “truly Human”, beings that can act and exist against and above their own inherent nature in similarity, partnership with Nature. And beyond facilitating, safeguarding our continuing, collective survival this way, we also find and fulfill our unique, predetermined evolutionary Human role, purpose: to become Nature’s only conscious, objective, integrated, and at the same time independent observers, partners.

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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.