We have reasons to be optimistic

Question from the Internet:

“It is better to be optimistic in life given the idea of how our society runs today?”

It is always better to be optimistic, but we can’t be optimistic just like that, without some realistic foundations, reasons to be optimistic.

And the way Humanity, general Human society looks today, seemingly we have no reasons, foundations to be optimistic.

In order to become optimistic first we would need to understand that the terrible state, the seemingly unsolvable global crisis we are sinking into is purposeful, and that specifically with its help we will be able to change course.

We had to reach a dead-end in our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric development.

Our completely unnatural, excessively overconsuming, ruthlessly competitive system had to collapse, in order to help us prove to ourselves that simply changing politicians, parties, ideologies, governing, economic or social systems we can’t solve problems and survive.

Only now will people become a bit “softer", more sensitive, hearing and finally accepting the notion that we need to change ourselves.

This is the most difficult.

Some people would rather accept that Humanity will self-destruct, become extinct even within this generation, than to entertain the idea that they have to change.

But we don’t have any other choice, chance.

Unless we learn how to switch from the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egotistic, exploitative paradigm to a “Nature-like", mutually responsible, mutually complementing, selfless, altruistic one, we will inevitably self-destruct.

Humanity doesn’t have right to exist, survive, develop unless we become adapted, compatible with Nature’s fully integrated, interdependent system that is governed by strict, unbending laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on.


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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.