The cruel human being

Question from the Internet:

“Are humans naturally cruel?”

Yes, we are.

We are the qualitatively highest predators in Nature’s system. Moreover, we are also cruel, ruthless predators against each other, constantly competing, fighting, succeeding, and surviving at each other’s expense.

And this goes beyond the natural, instinctive infight we can observe in other species, that serves to establish the necessary, natural hierarchy and keeps the natural habitat for groups of animals.

We, humans, overcome, conquer, humiliate, exploit and destroy each other even when there is no natural need, survival necessity for it.

Driven by our “cancer-like”, inherently egocentric, selfish, exploitative nature we kill, destroy, oppress, terrorize each other “for fun”, as this action of elevating ourselves above others, dominating others, feeling power over others gives us greater satisfaction, fulfillment than actual material, physical possessions, wealth or profit.

This is why humanity is incompatible with Nature and this is why — as long as we blindly follow our original “cancer-like” program — we are heading for self-destruction, extinction.

Fortunately, we also have an unparalleled human mind, intellect, capable of critical self-assessment, capable of initiating self-change, self-upgrade.

Today — when we find ourselves in the 11th hour before the seemingly inevitable self-destruction — it is extremely important that we finally start using this special “truly Human” intellect that has been dormant in us for millennia.

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I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.

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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.