The unique, balancing circus act

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMar 3, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“Is peaceful coexistence with others or people who are different like a circus balancing act which requires utmost focus, sacrifices by both sides, and commitment to the common goal of peace?”

Yes, it is. And it is one of those circus acts when the tightrope is extremely high and there is no safety net underneath!

We can’t coexist with others who are different, we can’t build true, sustainable peace because we are all born inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective and we ask try — knowingly or unknowingly succeeding, surviving at the expense of others.

If we don’t know this about ourselves — and we only notice such traits in others — it simply means that we never encountered such dramatic situations where our true nature would have shown itself. Our we haven’t enrolled in a unique educational method that can show our selfish ego totally controlling us in safe, controlled circumstances.

The balancing act starts only when we are already aware of our true nature, and we want to complement it, harness it, neutralizing the destructive ability of the ego with opposite, selfless, altruistic qualities.

Then we can gradually learn how to establish a unique, unprecedented “expert observer" point in the middle, the “truly Human being" that can harness both of Nature’s forces, rejection/attraction, hate/love, construction/destruction, building a very different world with the help of both — exactly how such processes, contrasting forces establish and maintain life in Nature, or even in our own biological bodies.

And we have to recognise and use these contrasting forces in human relationships, between us. And the safety net that can protect us during the balancing act is the right, mutually responsible, mutually supportive, mutually complementing environment!



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.