What are “moral values” in human society?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 15, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“What will be the consequence of violating the moral values in society?”

First of all, our past and present “moral values” are arbitrary and unnatural. They keep changing, and they are different from nation to nation, culture to culture, religion to religion and even from person to person.

After all, our “moral values” (as everything else in human society) are the products of our inherently egocentric, subjective and individualistic worldview and calculations. We consider “moral” whatever suits us best in our pursuit of personal success and glory at the expense of others. So I am always “moral” while everybody else — as long as they do not follow my “value system” — is immoral.

It is always the loudest, most active and most powerful groups and ideologies in society — and today, the ones who control the media and entertainment industry — who determine the actual “moral values” in their pursuit to gain complete control over others.

And this will continue until we understand how inevitably and completely integrated and interdependent we are. When we start to understand, moreover feel our total and irrevocable interdependence, that we have all become like single cells in a single living organism, then we will abandon all the empty and self-destructive values and goals we are stubbornly pursuing today.

Then we will finally understand and humbly accept that our personal lives are intimately intertwined with the life of the whole collective without any actual personal freedom or rights to the individual. Then we will become open to accepting and following “Nature’s value system” that is based on absolute mutual responsibility and the totally selfless and unconditional mutual service of all comprising parts.

And then, as a result of the very sharp, actual and visceral sense of that mutual responsibility and how much our day-to-day survival depends on keeping it, nobody will violate the “Natural moral values” of society.

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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.