We are killing ourselves not Covid!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readAug 19, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“With experts saying covid-19 could keep worsening to where human to human contact could get too dangerous why are we not designing robots to maintain electrical systems and supply chains to ensure people continue to have electricity food and water?”

It is not Covid and its ongoing mutations that will kill us. It is our own inherently egocentric, subjective, self-justifying nature that kills us as we speak.

We have enough intelligence, adaptive ability to cope with much greater threats than Covid, we could find a way to overcome climate change as we’ll — provided we could all work together for the sake of each other, harnessing our competitive spirit for common goals, for our collective survival.

many dismiss such notions calling them utopia or even undesired as they consider ruthless competition, succeeding at each other’s expense, “the survival of the brutes” the definition of being human.

But this describes the unintelligent, blind and instinctive human that is not going to survive as in our present form we are incompatible with Nature’s laws and Nature’s evolutionary direction towards ever-increasing integration.

As many suggest Covid is a mild plague, we had much worse plagues during history — although we do not know how this virus evolves as the Spanish flue also started with a milder variant first.

But imagine how we fared against a much more lethal plague with our present selfish, subjective, individualistic, and nationalistic attitude? For the same reason, we simply have no answer to the inevitable collapse of our socio-economic system that is also incompatible with Nature’s laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on. And for the same reason when our societies reach a certain level of chaos leaders will pull the usual historic solution, war, in the lack of any other choices.

Without recognizing our own inherent nature as our greatest enemy, without consciously, willingly changing, upgrading ourselves we will continue to sleepwalk into self-destruction with or without Covid.



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.