We are all addicts who have to change, reform ourselves!

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readMar 16, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“Why doesn’t mankind stop plundering Earth’s resources?”

Our inherently “cancer-like", selfish, excessively consuming nature makes us like addicts. We simply can’t stop exploiting, using everything for our own selfish sake, succeeding at each other’s and nature’s expense even when we know we are self-destructing by this.

We can make nice speeches, repeat empty slogans, follow, support loud activism, sign all kinds of useless treaties, blame others, by when it comes to change our own lifestyle, to change how we relate to others and nature everything falls apart.

Without accepting that we ourselves — all of us — have to change, that we all have to stop excessive overconsumption and find a delicate balance between true natural necessities and available resources, we will self-destruct exactly like cancer.

In order to safeguard our survival we need to abandon all self-justification, all our misguided, self-serving ideologies, philosophies, religions and “spiritual teachings", and we need to learn how to follow nature’s strict, unrelenting laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on!




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.