We need to copy Nature’s absolute standard, set of principles into Human society

Zsolt Hermann
Oct 22, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“Without ethics, will there be a total collapse of the human person and the entire human society?”

It is true that without some kind of an overall framework, set of principles - and we can call it ethics, moral code, laws of society - we can’t keep ourselves and Human society intact, sustainable, developing.

Our inherently egocentric, self-serving, self-justifying, subjective instincts - that drive us towards ruthless competition, overconsumption, success at the expense of others and Nature - would tear us apart from within and in society.

The problem is that our “Human ethics”, moral code, laws of society were devised and governed by the same egotistic, exploitative Human mind, nature we want to control. As a result we keep failing in controlling the destructive urges, addictive inclinations in us.

Human history, people’s individual lives are a recurring chain of vicious cycles, falling into the same traps, crimes, dead-ends.

So we need a more effective way of controlling our nature, behavior, we need some kind of an absolute standard we can aspire to, uphold.

And we can find this absolute standard, “non-Human” set of principles in Nature’s perfectly balanced, dynamically governed system, where balance and homeostasis is ceaselessly sustained in order to facilitate life and homeostasis all the time.

We can learn how to copy Nature’s template into Human relationships, into the fabric of Human society and by that we can finally build a peaceful, fair, positively developing and sustainable Humanity.




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.