Standing before the greatest challenge of human existence

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readOct 1, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“What are some major challenges to human beings?”

We are facing the greatest challenge of human existence, and the outcome will decide our continuing survival.

We are at unique crossroads when we have to recognize that by blindly following our inherently self-centred, subjective and individualistic nature, we will self-destruct like cancer.

We are in the process of seemingly inevitable self-destruction as our inherent nature makes us exist and behave like cancer in Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated system.

Our insatiable human ego constantly drives us towards excessive overconsumption beyond our actual necessities. It makes us thrive in ruthless competition where we survive and succeed at each other’s expense. Overcoming, controlling, manipulating and exploiting others give us actually the greatest joy in life since we define ourselves in comparison to others. The higher we are while others fall and sink below us — in anything — raises our self-esteem.

In our generation, this cancer-like human activity reached its maximum potential, and we also crossed a threshold of tolerance. As a result, we will either directly destroy ourselves through wars, socio-economic collapse and destruction of our living environment, or we will cease to exist as we have no ability to comprehend and solve the mounting global problems that threaten our existence.

Thus we are facing an action that we hate and reject the most: to change ourselves.

But we have no other choice; we will have to change and further develop ourselves until we will become capable of building positive, constructive and sustainable, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing interconnections and cooperation — above and against our original nature.

We have to learn how to make calculations for others and the whole system we exist in, above and against the instinctively and 100% selfish and exploitative calculations.

Either we accept and purposefully start this self-change and self-upgrade willingly and consciously with the help of a special, purposeful and practical educational method, or intolerable suffering and incredible loss of human lives will force the handful of survival to start the inevitable challenge to change ourselves and adapt ourselves to Nature’s laws and 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.