The Human paradox between egotistic intelligence and Natural Wisdom

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 23, 2020

Opinion from the Internet on the greatest paradox about Humanity:

“The greatest paradox is the fact that the human race is capable of doing such great things but chooses to indulge in pure evil. Plenty of so-called ‘intelligence’ but precious little sign of any wisdom and without wisdom the quality we like to define as ‘intelligence’ is not only dangerous but lethal.”

Yes this is a very precise, correct description. We have knowledge and intelligence but no Wisdom.

This is because our knowledge and intelligence is based on our inherently egocentric, exploitative and subjective nature, so it is self-serving, self-justifying. And as such it is destructive in Nature’s fully integrated system which demands Humanity to become integrated and interdependent as well.

True Wisdom exists only in Nature and our Human purpose is to acquire this Natural Wisdom - through similarity of “frequencies”, clothing into Nature’s perfect qualities of selfless altruism, unconditional service and “love” (meaning fulfilling the desires of others as they want it) of others.

Then within the contrast of the inherent egotistic intelligence and acquired Natural Wisdom we become the unique, independent, objective observers of Nature is evolution’s plan predetermined.

This wouldn’t be possible without the original “paradox”, without the acquired duality we wouldn’t have free choice, independent viewpoint.



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.