The role of brotherhood in the global, integral world

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 19, 2022


Question from the Internet:

“What is the purpose of brotherhood?”

I am not sure what “brotherhood” you mean. Do you mean the natural “blood connection” between brothers and siblings from the same parents, or do you mean the “brotherhood” people build above instinctive and natural connections?

There is not much we can do with the instinctive or natural “brotherhood” it is something we are born with.

But the consciously, willingly and purposefully built brotherhood — family-like mutual responsibility, mutual trust and mutually complementing care for each other — is very important, especially in our times.

Since we have evolved into a globally integrated and interdependent world as a result of Nature’s lawful and deterministic system forcefully moulding humanity to its shape, to adapt us into its fully integrated and interdependent template, the whole of humanity has become like a single global family.

As the mounting and seemingly unsolvable global problems show, we have no ability to comprehend let alone solve any of these threatening problems unless w start existing and behaving “like brothers”.

In our times the ancient principles of “loving others as ourselves” and nurturing “brotherly love” above and against our instinctive divisions, distrust and animosity are becoming actual, practical necessities.

These are not some nice words, religious dogmas or utopistic ideas any longer, but the principles and instructions through which we can solve our problems and safeguard our continuing, collective human survival.

Thus we need a special, purposeful and highly practical educational method that can help us understand and actually, “viscerally” feel the need to build such “brotherly”, “family-like” connections between individuals and nations.



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.