The single, most important change we need to make!

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readMay 16, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“What is humanity’s most singular and dangerous activity on Earth that would most certainly have future negative repercussions for Earth?”

Humanity’s most singular and dangerous activity is blindly following our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective and exploitative nature.

It is this inherent nature in us that drives us towards constant and excessive overconsumption, towards the incessant ruthless competition to survive and succeed at the expense of each other and at the expense of Nature.

It is this inherent nature in us that also caused history’s helplessly recurring vicious cycles.

If we want to solve our mounting global problems, if we want to safeguard our collective human survival — and there is no individual or even national survival in the globally integrated and interdependent world we live in — then we have to learn how to behave and exist above and against our inherent nature.

Only unprecedented, positive and sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections and cooperation — above and despite everything that instinctively tries to separate and reject people and nations from each other — can give us a lifeline.

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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.