True morality and ethics are based on absolute standards — we don’t have yet

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readNov 22, 2020

Opinion from the Internet about morality and ethics:

Morality is based on duty. When you do the right thing, it is not the outcome of the act that is the measure of its morality, but rather your intent.

An act is moral if it could become a universal rule of society. On deciding the morality of an act, you must consider the perspective of the doer and the recipient.

Ethics is based on well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. ...

"Being ethical is doing what the law requires." "Ethics consists of the standards of behavior our society accepts."

I fully agree with everything you said.

The problem is that we are missing the “absolute standards”. Each individual, nation, culture has their own standards as we are all egocentric, subjective and there are only very few which seems similar to all.

We all have the so called “ten commandments” and we all interpret it differently, according to our actual, personal circumstances, needs, conditions.
Almost all religions, spiritual teachings agree with the principle of “love others as yourself”, but do we see this actually implemented anywhere in society?

The law is not black and white — in any society today — and we can see how many times justice is not served (mostly decided by money and connections).

In short in theory we all know what moral, ethical should be “at least within the same culture, nation”, but when it comes to practice our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective ego comes to spoil everything.

So what can we do?!

We need to find absolute standards we can all agree on, and Nature’s integral system gives us the right template. Still, in order to recognise, use those templates we also need to acquire at least a partially selfless, objective viewpoint above our present one.

So we need a unique, purposeful and practical educational method which provides both - the tools to “upgrade” our perception of reality, help us liberate ourselves from the all-encompassing egotistic calculations, and the ability to recognize and use Nature’s perfect, absolute standards, template.



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.