The West is the peak — and dead-end — of our inherently egoistic, selfish human development

Question from the Internet:

“Will Western civilization become a utopia if it controls climate, immigration, and extremism?”

Western civilization — especially the American version — represents the peak of the inherently selfish, egoistic human development. So by its own nature, it cannot control the climate, immigration, or extremism since they are all the product of the original, egoistic, self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative human nature the West perfected.

It doesn’t mean that other systems, cultures are not egoistic, and some of them morphed into terrible, oppressive, terror systems. Still, the West showcases our inherent nature most purely, clearly when we try, honestly, to build the best possible human system we can — only to see that our ego distorts, corrupts everything in the end.

None of the other human systems, ideologies, cultures, or religions can offer any better, as they are also the product of our inherent ego in different forms.

If we want to solve our mounting, global problems and safeguard our collective survival, we need to build a completely new human system — based on a changed, upgraded human being.

And to change people without coercion, without misleading propaganda we need a unique, purposeful, and highly practical educational method that can show us, make us feel how much we benefit if we start existing not against each other, in ruthless competition, succeeding at each other’s expense, but through Nature-like, mutually responsible and mutually complementing cooperation.

As the global crisis and the collapse of the West unfolds, more and more people will become ‘softer”, open to the idea of such self-change in order to build a qualitatively much higher, safer, more equal, and sustainable human society across the globe.



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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.