The only thing missing from human beings

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readAug 1, 2022


Question from the Internet:

“What value do you want to add to humanity?”

There is a single value missing from humanity, and by adding it to us, we can turn everything from negative to positive.

Although we are born from Nature like all other elements, inanimate, vegetative and animate parts of Nature, and we still exist in and evolve with Nature, there is a vast and crucial difference between human beings and the rest of Nature.

In Nature, all elements and parts — from the smallest, microscopic to the vastest — are instinctively integrated with each other, and they all contribute to sustaining the fragile balance and homeostasis in Nature that life depends on.

No part of Nature intentionally violates the fragile balance, none goes beyond the optimal parameters of natural necessities and available resources, no plant or animal leaves or destroys their natural habitat — unless special conditions like natural disasters or human interference force them.

In contrast, human beings are born sensing themselves independent of Nature, feeling as if we can do whatever we want and we can ignore or try to change Nature’s laws and operations to serve our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and exploitative calculations and needs.

Human evolution is the chronicle of the ever-growing and intensifying human ego trying to force its control over everything, on each other and on Nature.

This is not a “sin”, we are not “evil”. Nature’s evolution programmed us with such an inherent “operating software. We are born without the instinctive sense of “belonging” to Nature. We have never felt Nature’s intrinsic “mutual guarantee” — each part and element automatically feeling absolute mutual responsibility towards the whole system, sensing themselves as integral parts of the system.

This is why we inevitably behave like cancer, excessively overconsuming and destroying everything.

If we could consciously and purposefully add Nature’s sense of mutual guarantee to ourselves, methodically developing absolute mutual responsibility towards each other first, we can catapult ourselves from destroyers to constructors and partners of Nature.

The fact that we have to achieve this above and against our instinctive nature consciously and willingly helps us become Nature’s only fully conscious integrated and, at the same time, independent observers and equal partners. By doing so, we will tangibly feel as if we organized and controlled the whole Natural system in the Universe.

This is the purpose of our Human existence.



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.