The true definition of “good vs evil”

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readSep 29, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“How does human nature define good and evil?”

Inherent human nature is instinctively self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, and subjective. So inherent human nature defines good as something that is good for me, and evil is whatever is evil from my own introverted point of view.

This is why we have no absolute, general definition of “good vs evil”, and in many cases, the subjective, egocentric definitions are totally opposite to each other.

The true, absolute definition of “good vs evil” is found in Nature’s integrated and interdependent system.

Whatever facilitates, promotes the closed, selfless, altruistic, mutually responsible, mutually complementing interconnections, the mutual flow that creates and sustains life is “good”. Anything that disrupts these connections, stops this flow is evil.

By Nature’s definition, our inherent human behavior is evil, since while we blindly, instinctively follow our inherent egos we act like cancer. On the other hand, human beings are the only creatures in Nature that can consciously, proactively, and methodically learn and change themselves with the help of Nature’s forces, evolutionary plan and become “good” above, against being “evil”.



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.