True altruism — learned from Nature

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 26, 2021

Question from the Internet:

Is altruism becoming less and less common in the human population? If yes, why?

True altruism simply does not exist in us, it is not part of our original “humanoid program”, as we are all born as 100% self-serving, self-justifying, fiercely individualistic egoists, that knowingly, unknowingly survive, succeed at each other’s and Nature’s expense. This is how Nature’s evolution created us.

We need to learn, accept, receive true altruism from Nature after we realized that by staying as we are born, as self-destructive as cancer, we cannot survive.

We are still mostly confused by Nature in general, many considering Nature’s system brutal, random, chaotic, not seeing the fine interconnections, the network of balance and homeostasis, the laws constantly wiring to maintain that balance to sustain life, we are unaware of the true circle of life operating, developing.

But there is nothing to confused about examining our own biological body, where all our cells, organs, and the microbiome that is also part of us work together selflessly, unconditionally in order to maintain the health, survival of the body to facilitate the unique overall, “systemic consciousness” we feel, we are aware of.

It is this kind of totally selfless, unconditional altruism that we need to learn and implement so humanity can also become a single, living “super-organism”. We are the only creatures that can complement their inherently negative, destructive program with nature’s altruistic, perfect program thus becoming aware of “reality from one end to the other”, seeing, tasting, attaining the world between two contrasting opposites in full awareness.

The truly Human being we are destined to become is the observer that can achieve such a duality by building that Human superorganism from individual cancer cells into a living network while not suppressing, erasing anything from our original nature, but supplementing, complementing it with Nature’s altruism.

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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.