Treating the root cause

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readMay 30, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“If you were given unlimited resources to solve one of the world’s many, many problems, what problem would you try to solve? How would you go about solving it? And why did you choose that particular problem to solve?”

I think if we want to solve a problem — especially with unlimited resources — then we would need to solve the root cause of all the problems.

After all solving, treating the symptoms won’t take us far, as we can very clearly see through our short—term, backfiring political, economic, social and military “solutions” these days.

But of course treating the root cause is much more difficult, it is even difficult to accept it, since it relates to ourselves, to the inherently selfish, egoistic, subjective and exploitative nature that drives all of us.

But we don’t have a choice.

If we want to acquire a true problem-solving ability, if we want to safeguard our collective, human survival in Nature’s fully integrated, interdependent system, then we need to learn how to build positive, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconections, cooperation above and against our instinctive tendencies, attitude.

And for that we need a unique, purposeful and practical educational method, the only tool that can facilitate changing human beings through positive motivation, without any coercion or misleading propaganda.



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.