The changing definition of “normal”

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readAug 5, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“Do you think our lives can be back to normal in 2 or 3 years when we can live the same way like before 2020?”

Looking at the pandemic which is still very far from ending, and the evolving socio-economic crisis which has been brewing for decades but the virus removed our ability to cover, manipulate it, it is highly unlikely that we can go back to our “lives before”.

But do we actually want to go back to that life?!

Was that really normal?!

Can a life that is built on excessive overconsumption, ruthless competition with each other, succeed at each other’s experiences, which is love through perpetual crisis when we keep paying for debts with every increasing debt called normal?!

How long can we ignore Nature’s laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life and optimal development depends on, stubbornly believing as if we could do whatever we want without consequences?!

We reached the turning point in our evolution where Nature lawful system won’t let us to return to “normal” as we think through our inherently self-serving, self-justifying exploitative nature, but we will have to start developing towards a “normal” that Nature’s laws of integrality determine as normal.

So we will need a unique, purposeful and highly practical educational method, that can teach us these fundamental Natural laws we need to obey, and how we need to change ourselves, our attitude towards each other and the whole Natural system to help is adapt.

We are in a very special, unprecedented turning point in Human history, when we are expected to change from a blind, instinctive development to a completely conscious, methodical development above and against our instincts.



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.