The egotistic “separatism” killing us

Question from the Internet:

“Are we living on the planet a kind of separatism, isolating ourselves from society?”

On one hand, we are all integrated parts of nature’s vast, fully integrated system as one of nature’s species.

On the other hand, from our own viewpoint, we sense ourselves not only separated, isolated from nature’s system but we also feel isolated, separated from other people. As a result, loneliness has become an epidemic, and this loneliness affects us even if we are seemingly surrounded by other people.

This “separatism” — as a result of the constantly growing, subjective, self-serving, self-justifying Human ego — has reached a level today that we can’t even keep the original family model together.

While we are all cells of the same body, we want to live only for our own sake, behaving like cancer. While we are all fully integrated cogwheels of the same system, we all want to turn to the direction we determine with the speed we want, and so on.

This is the root cause of all problems in the world today. While we evolved into a fully integrated, interdependent system in every respect, we want to continue living individually, selfishly, on our own terms.

Our problem-solving ability in a global world with its global problems, our chance for survival in nature’s system that evolves towards ever-increasing integration between its diverse parts depends on consciously, methodically building the crucial, positive, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing interconnections everything depends on.

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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.