We are not here to be punished, we are here to learn and develop

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 24, 2020

Opinion from the Internet about repaying our debt to “God" by suffering, self-destructing:

“Interesting, I’m of the current belief, that we are well on our way to repaying that debt. There’s no stopping this train crash,—— it’s inevitable.
For now, I believe that we are becoming a visigoths of sorts…. However, —I’m a pretty hopeful guy, —and I also like to root for the underdog.
I guess we’ll see…. For what it’s worth, I’ve had a grand time.”

I don’t think that “repaying” our debt means self-destructing.

After all if we look at it from the viewpoint of religions that wouldn’t fit a “good and benevolent God”.

And if we look at it from Nature’s evolutionary point of view, it again doesn’t make sense to give birth to a sentient, intelligent, self-aware creature to let it self-destruct aimlessly.

I think instead we are in a unique educational process, we were given the chance to try exploring, inventing, building whatever we want by using our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic and exploitative nature until we realize that by this we self-destruct.

This is when our unique Human mind, with is ability to perform critical self-assessment, initiating self-change should kick in.

As a result finally we could start the most important, this time conscious phase of Human development, adjusting, adapting ourselves to Nature’s integral system above and against our inherent program.

It is this acquired compatibility with Nature against, in contrast to our instinctive, egotistic, exploitative attitude, behavior that will make us “truly Human”. Then we will also understand the original reason why we are born egotistic, “unnatural” to start with.

This purposeful, educational process makes much more sense if we presume we exist in an intelligent, deterministic, purposeful system.




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.