Unique individuals in a global and interdependent world

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJul 7, 2022


Question from the Internet:

“What problems arise when we attempt to exist in a world that does not celebrate our differences?”

We are having all sorts of problems since we do not understand the world we live in, while we also do not understand ourselves.

The world we live in is fully integrated and totally interdependent. In such a reality — that is obligated by Nature’s laws — we are all like individual cells of the same living organism.

At the same time, we all sense ourselves as unique, proudly and fiercely individual beings who constantly try to justify and prove themselves.

And this paradox between how we sense ourselves and what system Nature forces us causes all our problems.

Now some people try to “solve” this paradox by artificially creating, and brainwashing uniform, homogenous “zombies” that lost their individual, national and cultural identities. Of course, sooner or later this incites a violent rebound reaction since our individual and national identity is part of our DNA, it cannot be suppressed or erased.

On the other hand, stubbornly pushing on with our unique individualism while ignoring that we exist in a fully integrated and interdependent system where we have absolute mutual responsibility towards each other is also not good.

This is why we need a unique, purposeful and highly practical educational method, helping us to understand and actually, tangibly feel what it means that we exist in a fully interdependent world and how we can make it work by each finding their unique, irreplaceable and crucially important role, function for the sake of the whole system.

Then we can make this integral system work without suppressing or erasing but instead cherishing our differences and uniqueness!



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.