We cant solve our problems unless we recognize the root cause — in us

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMay 2, 2021

An opinion from the Internet about human nature:

“Contrary to what you claim, we are not born with an inherently selfish, egoistic program. We are born completely functional with unconditional love …but then the immediate surroundings, experiences, and exposure to negative information, negative environment cultivates other negative behaviour in us.”

I understand you completely, this is a regular explanation. The problem is that this explanation tries to explain the consequences with another consequence.

Thus I would ask the following: if we are completely functional with unconditional love, if such a thing is programmed in us by default, then why do we build negative environments, societies that influence us in the opposite way?

If we were all — or at least the majority of people were — programmed with unconditional love, then we would have built very different human civilizations, environments and we would not all blindly, instinctively follow the present toxic, self-serving, and exploitative human system.

We all built, consented to this negative, self-destructive Matrix we all exist in, and we will all remain within this Matrix unless we recognize the true forces, desires, and intentions that drive all of us.

We are not evil, we are not sinners for being born with selfish, exploitative egoism, after all, we did not have a free choice about the software we are programmed with by default. Our free choice and responsibility start with recognizing this inherent program in us if at the same time we also possess the practical method for our self-correction, self-upgrade.



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.