We can give birth to a new life — between us!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJul 21, 2020


Question from the Internet:

“In a COVID-19 era, is human life valued completely?”

We don’t know yet how to value, measure Human life.

At this stage everything is about numbers, statistics, age groups or other cohorts. Moreover by now we have come to a state where everything is valued, measured through material wealth, the accumulation of material goods or zeros on bank accounts.

We don’t even know what life is!

Even in biological terms life is about connection between diverse, seemingly incompatible elements and the subsequent circulation of energy, communication between them.

We have to look at ourselves as individual cells that are supposed to compose a single, “Human body”, where true “Human life” can be born, develop - between us!

This is where Nature’s evolution is driving us through locking Humanity into a globally integrated, interdependent system, while also “sending us messengers” like the COVID19 virus that sharpens our sense of interdependence and need for mutual responsibility even further.

So with the help of the virus we could learn how to build a truly Human - collective - life first of all, and then we will be able to value life properly when we start to feel the consciously, proactively generated mutual circulation and communication between us.

And the fact that we have to learn and build this “new life” above and against our inherently self-serving, “cancer-like” nature, gives us true freedom, an objective observer ability, validating the sensation of the new life in contrast to the original, very limited “single-cell” existence we are born into.



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.