We need to know our own Nature in order to adjust, correct it

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readSep 26, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“Human progress must consider its nature what does that mean?”

I think it means that we have to take into consideration the nature, the engine that drives our progress.

Until now this engine has been our insatiable desire for self-fulfillment, our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic nature. This is what drove us towards our inventions, explorations, progress, growth.

It is this “engine” that separates humans from others animals, most specifically from other developed primates who humans separated from a few million years ago. While they remained almost the same, Humans - despite starting from the same root, from the same conditions - have developed technology, culture, business, entertainment and are probing distant galaxies.

But now - as evolution forces Humanity to adapt to Nature’s integration, finding Humanity’s place in the fully integrated, interdependent system - our inherent drive has made us behave like cancer. Our way of life - built on excessive overconsumption, ruthless, exclusive competition, succeeding at each other’s expense - has no right to exist against Nature’s laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on.

This is why we need to understand that forces, desires, intentions that motivate, drive us so now when we have to start a more conscious, aware development, to purposefully, methodically align Human society with Nature we would know what to do.




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.