Switching from quantitative to qualitative growth

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readApr 14, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“How can we grow the world?”

We cannot continue growing the world quantitatively as we have been doing so far.

We have saturated the planet, we are overconsuming everything like cancer, there is nowhere else to grow. And if we somehow managed to colonize other planets — like a cancer metastasizing — sooner or later we would reach the same dead end state.

On the other hand we have an insatiable desire to grow, develop. So what can we do?!

We can — have to scoring to Nature’s evolution — switch to a qualitative growth from now on, like when we reach adulthood and stop growing with our biological body but start maturing instead.

In terms of humanity this qualitative growth means increasing our mutual interconections, mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation, literally growing “into each other".

By this from the present “cancer-like" individual cells we would become a unique, unprecedented, single, living human “super-organism" with its collective consciousness, collective intelligence, by that rising to a qualitatively much higher human existence.




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.