The “chicken/egg” dilemma about human nature

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readJan 9, 2022


Question from the Internet:

“Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society, and the culture. Is it true?”

It is not true, as such a statement puts the cause and effect chain on its head.

If we are all perfect human beings, why would we build not perfect families, corrupt, self-destructive societies and cultures?

Although it is difficult to accept, the problem is within us, the root cause of all our problems — including the family, society, culture, our “war” on Nature and with each other — is our own, inherently selfish, egoistic, exploitative and individualistic ego.

This does not mean that we are “evil” or “sinful”. After all, we did not have any free choice about the nature, inner program Nature’s evolution created us with.

Moreover, this inherently destructive, corrupt inner nature, software in us is purposefully installed by Nature, in order to give us a unique “outsider” state, independent viewpoint in Nature, in order to give us a free choice no other part of Nature has.

Our unique, evolutionary, Human purpose in Nature is to recognize our inherently destructive cancer-like original software in us, so we would want to consciously, purposefully change ourselves. When we achieve a Nature-like, positive, and constructive mutual integration between us — above and against our inherent nature program — we develop an unparalleled, uniquely Human duality, comparative ability.

This will enable us to become Nature’s only willingly integrated, and at the same time, independent observers and partners.



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.