The biggest issue in Human society: lack of connection

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readApr 24, 2020

The biggest issue in Human society — as the pandemic and the complete disjointed, uncoordinated, contradictory and woefully inadequate reactions from individuals to governments proved again — is the lack of connection, communication.

We are like individual cells of the same body with strange amnesia, thinking that can exist separately, disconnected from, against each other. Reflecting our state to our own biological bodies we are all like cancer cells that want to consume everything and everybody for our own benefit, regardless of the dire consequences.

We are obsessed with our own personal qualities, about the qualities, attributes of others. We all want to change, upgrade ourselves, correct others but we all ignore the connections, communication between us.

As long as we pursue this egotistic, individualistic way of life, ruthlessly competing, succeeding, and surviving at the expense of each other, we are wasting our unique Human potential, abilities.

We cant change, improve the world by trying to change, alter, upgrade, correct anybody. We are who we are, we are born with these qualities, and since Nature’s system is perfect where there is nothing random, surplus, obsolete — probably whatever qualities we have is necessary for the optimal function of the system.

What we need to learn is how to build nature-like, mutually responsible, mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation, communication between the diverse, seemingly contradictory elements — humans. Then we will enliven the special, all-encompassing “Human super-organism” which will become capable of easily solving all our global problems — and there are no non-global problems in a global world — and prevent new ones.

Additionally with a gained, unprecedented “collective intelligence”, “networking ability” we can rise to a qualitatively much higher, collective Human existence while also benevolently reintegrating into Nature through the acquired similarity with it.

Thus we can all stay who we are, we can continue cherishing, improving our individual, unique qualities, talents. But we need to learn how to interconnect and use our individual uniqueness in a mutually complementing manner for the sake of the whole collective, 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.