True equality

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readMar 26


Question from the Internet:

“Does equality mean equal opportunity or equal outcome?”

True equality means equal importance.

We exist in a fully integrated and interdependent system. We are similar to cells of the same body. In nature’s integral living systems, each element and part has equal importance, regardless of their place or function, since the whole system cannot function properly without any of its part performing its irreplaceable, unique and crucially important role.

We can also imagine a complex system with many different cogwheels. Even if the smallest cogwheel gets stuck, or turns out of sync with the rest, the whole system malfunctions.

This does not mean that each element in an integral system is alike the others, it has the same function, size or strength as the others. It does not even mean that each part receives the same renumeration or nutrition as the others.

For example, in te body, the heart and the brain receive from the freshest blood as they need it for their function. IN an optimally educated and ortganized human society it will be the same.

Each uindividual will find their most optimal, mutually responsible and mutually complementing role for the whole, a unique role only they can fulfill most oprtimally. And then each will justly and proportionately receive everything one needs and deserves in order for the person to continue fulfilling one’s crucially important and irreplaceable role for the whole.

And each will be equally respected for their role, regardless of who they are and what role they perform.



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.