We need to decide which “normal” we want to return to after the pandemic

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readSep 19, 2020


Question from the Internet:

“Realistically, when will the world start to see some normalcy after the coronavirus?”

Only when we learn and understand what “true normal” is.

The life we used to live wasn’t normal, we have been stumbling from crisis to crisis, inching closer to wars which threat the pandemic actually subdued for the time being.
But the picture is much worse if we look at the old/present Human system from the viewpoint of Nature.

Our socioeconomic system - built on reckless, excessive overconsumption, on ruthless competition, success at the expense of others and Nature - has no right to exist in a closed, living, integral Natural system where strict “iron laws” sustain balance and homeostasis.

Unless we finally accept our incompatibility with Nature - which is the root cause of all our problems - and start purposefully, methodically progress towards achieving compatibility, even if the Coronavirus pandemic leaves we will face further, increasingly worsening crisis situations, blows until we would.

We will return to normalcy, when we aim a at the normal that agrees with Nature’s template.




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.