The reason to be optimistic during the present pandemic

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readApr 11, 2020

I think there is a very solid reason to be optimistic in the face of the present pandemic.

A disease can be cured only when we know the correct diagnosis, the root cause of the disease. And while we suspected this for a long time, now during this pandemic — observing how individuals, nations reacted to the virus, how they devised their plans of survival in a totally disconnected, uncoordinated manner most of the time at the expense of others — we revealed without any doubts that the real virus making us ill and threatening our existence is our own, inherently selfish, egocentric, hateful and greedy nature.

This a great, we could even say happy moment in Human history, looking at ourselves in the mirror face to face. First of all, we do not need to feel ashamed, we are not sinful or evil. We received this nature, our self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative operating program from Nature’s evolution. Up to this point in history, we had no free choice about who we are how we are acting. We have blindly developed according to our egos, stumbling through the recurring, vicious, historic cycles.

Now everything changed!

By revealing the desires, instincts, intentions that drive us — towards self-destruction — finally, we know what needs to change, how we could turn Human evolution around, how to take our fate into our own hands!. Moreover, for the first time we have a true free choice: do we follow the blind, instinctive development (by trying to return to the life we had before the pandemic), or we consciously, proactively start changing ourselves and the way we relate to each other and to Nature’s all-encompassing system we exist in.

The first option takes us back into the vicious historic cycle, to our own civilization-ending explosion we were already close to before the virus.

The second option requires a unique, purposeful, scientific, educational method, which through a very precise methodology can help us rise above instinctive behaviors, teach us how to act against our egos according to nature’s mutually responsible, mutually complementing template.

Then we will be able to build the crucial integration, cooperation without which we won’t be able to solve our mounting global problems, prevent future such problems and safeguard our collective Human survival.

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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.