The potentially positive effects of Covid-19

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJul 21, 2020


Question from the Internet:

“Have the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns had a positive effect on the environment?”

In short, yes.

There are multiple reports all over the world on how Nature almost immediately started repairing itself, in certain ways almost miraculously overturning decades, centuries of Human abuse, harm within days.

In truth we received a lesson in how much it is not Nature that is endangered by our harmful activities - it is Humanity that is the most endangered species on the planet, as we are on the way of self-destruction, while Nature will quietly, effortlessly recover when we disappeared.

And this is only one lesson we received from Covid-19, which also showed us that our world is irreversibly global, integrated and interdependent.

And since we keep on reacting to, “solving” our global, integral problems individually, nationally, trying to succeed, survive at each other’s expense, we keep digging ourselves into ever greater crisis.

Thus, our short and long term targets have become sharply clear: in order to solve problems and survive we need to start building positive, mutually responsible and mutually complement connections, cooperations, while we need to scale down to a lifestyle within the optional parameters of natural necessities and available resources.

Seems simple enough…

Except that it is completely against our inherently selfish, egocentric, subjective and exploitative nature/program which has built the old/present Human system we stubbornly try to return to.

This is why the only way forward is through a unique, purposeful and highly practical educational method that can facilitate the necessary, unprecedented self-changes, self-upgrade without coercion, without misleading trickery, brainwash - using positive motivation and positive examples.



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.