The true value of Human life

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 19, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“What is the value of human life relative to a unit of economic activity?”

I am not sure what a “unit of economic activity” means, but human life and economy have nothing to do with each other.

Economy, trade is simply an external expression of how human beings relate to each other, and in its initial form economy and trade were born simply to help us cater for our necessities and to facilitate exchanging products.

That we made amassing resources, profit, accumulating personal wealth the purpose of human life is a total misunderstanding of the purpose of human life, it is a total misunderstanding of life in general.

Life is the circulation, mutual communication between diverse, seemingly incompatible elements, parts that interconnect in a unique, selfless, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing manner in order to create and sustain life — according to a special program that infiltrates, governs Nature.

Human beings are the only creatures in Nature that can become fully conscious of this process of creating and sustaining life if they learn how to build a living Human “super-organism” on the template of Nature’s integral, living systems like our biological body for example.

For this we all have to become like individual cells of that single Human organism, each only making calculations for the benefit, for the wellbeing of the whole above, and against our inherently subjective, egocentric, self-serving, and exploitative calculations.

The value of human life depends on the quantity and quality of interconnections we build with each other to facilitate that qualitatively much higher life we can build with each other.

As a result, we will develop completely different economic and trade relations between us as means, tools to support this truly Human life.



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.