We can learn altruism only from Nature

Question from the Internet:

“Do you think it is the governments job to embrace altruism? Can a bureaucracy be truly “altruistic” as a matter of moral virtue? And why?”

Present government cannot embrace altruism. Those who are in leading positive can’t even comprehend what it is. They are educated, prepared, obligated to secure and foster the present socioeconomic system that is built on egoism, exploitation, ruthless competition, success, survival at the expense of others.

We ourselves don’t know what altruism is as this concept is the opposite of our inherently self-serving, self-justifying egocentric and individualistic nature.

Altruism is the main principle of Nature’s system as without altruism, selfless, unconditional service of others, the collective life wouldn’t be possible.
Since we are integral parts of Nature - as one of its species - we will need to adapt to its altruistic system we ourselves acquiring this quality.

But this won’t come through political ideology, religion, philosophies, anything we invented, designed. It will come through a unique scientific method which can help us learn altruism from Nature.


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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.