The core values of individuals

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMar 30, 2023

Question from the Internet:

“How do we bring our core values to light?”

We feel and consider ourselves as independent, “standalone” individuals. And we try to determine who we are, what our “core values” are in and of themselves.

But in truth, and this is something we started to see, understand and feel in this globally integrated and interdependent world, we are individual cells of the same, closed, mutually integrated and mutually complementing living organism.

As a result, who we are, what our worth, what our clore values is arfe not determined in and of themselves. Everything is measured, evaluated and judged through our mutually complementing and mutually supportive interconnections and relationships to each other and to the whole system.

In order to get closer to this – above and against our usual, egocentric, subjective and individualistic perception of ourselves and the world – we need to learn and practice what it means to be healthy cells in a single, living organism.

Obviously, we can’t comprehend and practice this among billions or even thousands of people, all at once. Especially as we have to comprehend, practice and start to feel this against our inherent nature and viewpoint. We need smaller “laboratories”, smaller groups or environments, where we can purposefully and methodically practice this, together with others who also commit themselves in this direction of development.

Then, such smaller “cells”, with people who already willingly and consciously adjusted themselves to existing in a nature-like, mutually responsible and mutually complementing way, can merge together and grow until they can reform the whole human society through their positive example and influence.

Then, when in an ideal human society each and every individual finds their most optimal, mutually complementing, unique and irreplaceable role and function, and they also receive, justly and proportionately everything they need and deserve for their continuing role and function, we will be able to justify, measure and reward everybody’s core values through their crucially important contribution to society.

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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.