We need to apply “only" one principle to save ourselves

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJan 22, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“What five fundamental principles, if applied, could improve the world for all our progeny?”

I think a singe principle — which the pandemic is teaching us very sharply — will be enough, if we learn how to apply it universally.

We are learning everyday, that in the globally integrated, fully interdependent world we evolved into, we will not survive by blindly following our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic/nationalistic nature.

We can’t succeed, survive at each other’s expense when we are all sitting on the same boat.

We will need to urgently understand that in Nature’s fully integrated system we are all but individual cells of the same Human “super-organism".

Suddenly the ancient, seemingly philosophical, mystical, religious principle of “Love your Friend as yourself" makes perfect, practical sense. Suddenly we can all see that those sages who introduced this principle were actual, unique, empirical Natural scientists, applying Nature’s laws of integration into Human relationships, society.

This is why we need to consciously, methodically implement “only" this one principle, considering everybody else, all over the world as part of our own being, then loving, serving them as we love, serve ourselves as individual success, survival in a closed, integral Natural system —like Humanity for example — equals the success and survival of the whole collective.

We have no way out of this, since it is not dictated by some illusiory, misguided Human philosophy, ideology, religion we can ignore, go against, but it is dictated by Nature’s strict, unforgiving laws that sustain that balance and homeostasis life depends on.




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.