What are our “Natural rights”?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readFeb 20, 2021


Question from the Internet:

“Are there limits to natural rights?”

It depends on what we consider “natural rights”.

Do we consider “natural rights” what our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egotistic, and individualistic nature defines? Do we consider “natural rights” that we can do whatever we want, say whatever we want, that we can freely exploit each other and Nature as long as we keep the “laws” that our selfish egos created?

Or we consider “natural rights” how Nature defines it, “giving rights” to its elements to seamlessly integrate into the system and become a selfless, altruistic, mutually responsible, mutually complementing part in it?

These truly Natural rights operate the system where all inanimate, vegetative, and animate elements automatically, instinctively integrate by birth.

But Humans were given a “free choice” by Nature.

We can remain in our instinctive state, stubbornly pursuing our selfish, exploitative lifestyle, succeeding at each other’s and Nature’s expense until we finally self-destruct.

Or, we can choose to study Nature, understand and accept the strict, unforgiving laws of Natural integration, balance, and homeostasis life depends on. Then we can rightfully integrate into the system, but since we do it consciously, by our own efforts, without waiting for blows, intolerable suffering to push us, we will truly feel as if making a free choice, exercising our “Natural rights” to the fullest.



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.