The vital elements of peace-building

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMar 29, 2023

Question from the Internet:

“What are the vital elements needed to eradicate all wars around the globe and maintain world peace?”

We will not be able to eradicate destructive wars and achieve true peace before we understand what is causing all the conflicts and wars we have been suffering from all through human history.

And this is the most difficult.

It is the most difficult because we have to recognize and accept that it is not the usual heroes and villains of history, it is not certain politicians, generals, parties, or religions that incite hate, conflict, and wars, but it is the inherent nature that drives all of us that is the root cause of all the conflicts and problems we encounter.

Only when we have reached this recognition that it is our inherently selfish, egotistic, and exploitative nature that thrives for control, manipulation, and exploitation towards others, which craves excessive overconsumption and success at the expense of others that needs correction and further development, and we also feel an irrepressible need to change and develop ourselves, only then can we start the gradual path of development towards true peace.

Our inherent differences and the inevitable arguments, disputes, and disagreements will not cease; they will even grow. But we will learn how to harness and channel the vast diversity and differences of opinions in a way that we will be able to build composite, mutually integrated, and common opinions and solutions — for the sake of all of us, for the sake of the most optimal development of the whole world with everybody involved.

This is our only path toward global problem-solving and collective human survival. And in nature’s mutually integrated, lawful, and deterministic system, there is no individual, local, or national survival. We are truly living in the era of “one for all, all for one” — as determined by nature’s laws.



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.