The greatest time to be alive

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readAug 11, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“Do you think that today’s society has become dystopian?”

When we look at ourselves, seeing the suffering — not necessarily a physical, but mental, psychological suffering — we can call our society dystopian.

The general emptiness, aimlessness — especially among the youth — the rising depression, suicide, drug use statistics testify for this.

But when we look at our state from a systematic, evolutionary point of view, we understand that we had to reach this “rock bottom” state in order to awaken in us questions about the meaning, purpose of our life, in order to make us question what it means to be “human” and what life, evolution expects from us.

This is the single greatest turning point in human history, inviting us to shift from a blind, instinctive, egocentric, subjective, and self-serving development to a completely new, conscious, and purposeful developmental path.

We could even say that this is the greatest time to be alive, to become the first in human history who consciously start developing themselves, taking their fate into their own hands!



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.