The relationship of an individual to human society

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readApr 1, 2023

Question from the Internet:

“In your opinion, what oughts to be a person’s relationship to society?”

Instead of my own opinion, I tell you what unique, empirical, natural scientists teach us based on their millennia-long research of human nature in contrast to nature’s lawful and deterministic system.

They teach that nature is a fully and mutually integrated and totally interdependent system. each and every element depends on each and every other part of the system, while each and every element inevitably and irrevocably influences the state and well-being of the whole system by anything it does.

If nature is “too big” for us to observe this, we can use our own biological body — as a closed, integrated, and living system — as an example.

Now, although we all sense ourselves as independent and standalone individuals, in truth, being born from and still existing in nature, we are also fully integrated and interdependent parts of global human society and through humanity in nature’s system.

Thus we need to re-evaluate our relationships with each other, with humanity, and with nature, in general. We have to consciously and purposefully learn how to start acting and existing above and against our inherently egocentric, subjective, and individualistic worldview and sense of existence.

And it is specifically this conscious “internal” adaptation to our inevitable mutual integration — externally, we can already see that this is the case — that will help us solve our mounting global problems — that are all the results of our inherently “misguided” inner separation from each other and nature. Without this “inner adaptation” to nature’s integrated system and its laws sustaining the mutual integration and homeostasis life depends on, we will simply not survive.

We are facing strict, unchanging, and unforgiving laws of nature we cannot circumvent, ignore, or bribe.

Our future is a collective existence where we build a single Human “superorganism” with its infinitely capable and all-encompassing collective Human consciousness. It is this “consciousness” and not AI that will fully attain and govern reality, specifically with the help of the unique contrast between our inherent nature and the collective entity we build out of our individual pieces or elements.

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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.