The great responsibility of the top-of-the-food-chain predator

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readAug 17, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“What do you propose? What mechanism exists to facilitate cooperation on a societal level when the entire world economy operates competitively? We are top-of-the-food-chain predators, and capitalism reinforces that behavior.”

The top of the food chain predator has the greatest responsibility for the whole system, especially that its purpose in the system is to consciously occupy that “crown position” - contrary to the rest of the chain that is “blindly instinctive”.

This is why we are born with a nature that puts us outside of the system, against the system, so when we recognize it incompatibility - in our generation - we could consciously, methodically learn how to integrate and by that answer both the “insider” viewpoint while also retaining an independent understanding, objective viewpoint.

We need to learn in a gradual, methodical way how to build connections, integrate with each other above and against our inherent instincts, attitude, by using Nature’s overall, integral template instead of Human ideologies, religions, philosophies.

This way we will become the “crown of nature”, fulfilling our responsibility to consciously keep the balance and homeostasis life thrives on.
We could say that the inherently “raw Capitalistic”, all-consuming Human adapts to Nature's “Communistic” system, and by combining both characteristics in a unique way - with the help of a special education - attains the whole system in the contrast.



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.