The most important question to ask

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMar 30, 2023

Question from the Internet:

“What are some of the greatest questions in the world today?”

The most important question today: “Why can’t we connect to each other?” “Why do we choose ruthless and exclusive competition, success at each other’s expense instead of cooperation and unity?”

We can see how not only do nations go against one another, but nations break into separate factions and to mutually distrusting and hateful sides that want to annihilate one another. We can see how even holding the classical family together has become impossible, as each individual wants to go in one’s own way.

Why can’t we rise above our diversity and differences when seemingly we see and understand that we depend on each other and that our present and future is collective in this globally integrated world?

Instinctively we blame each other; we always find the culprits, the “evil ones” in society that cause all this, while we reassure ourselves that we are “good ones” and that we could truly love and care for others if it wasn’t for certain politicians, parties or public figures who divide us.

And as long as we constantly, stubbornly justify ourselves in any given situation and condition, nothing will change. Even when we see the “good ones” in society hatefully protesting, demanding revenge, and lynching the “evil ones” with frothing mouths, we think it is ok. We think it is ok demanding revenge, demanding the humiliation of those we name “evil ones” because, by that, we feel better about ourselves.

Any positive change will come only when we all recognize that the “evil force” is within ourselves, that it is in all of us since we are all born with the same insatiable, distrusting, exploitative, and hateful human ego that wants to serve and justify the self at any costs.

Only when we recognize our own inherent nature, and we also generate a true and irrepressible desire to change ourselves — instead of changing, correcting, suppressing, or destroying others — will the world start changing for the better.

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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.