What can change our mindset about other people and the world?

Question from the Internet:

“What advice has ever changed your mindset about people and the world at large?”

It is not an advice that changed my mindset about people and the world.

It is a unique, empirical Natural science — that has been studying human nature in contrast to Nature’s integral system — that changed my mindset and feelings.

This scientific method has been teaching for millennia what we can finally we can see with our own eyes: We exist in a fully integrated and interdependent world where we are all but individual cells of the same, mutually integrated, living organism.

As a result, all those other people and every other part, element of reality that I view outside of myself, that I usually treat as “aliens”, enemies, competition, threats are actually my integral parts, they are “me”.

This is when the also ancient and constantly misinterpreted, misused principle of “love others as yourself” suddenly makes sense. I have to love others as myself because they are my actual self!

Of course, this takes a while to get our heads around, this will take time to actually get used and implement, but we do not have any other choice. We are not pressed towards unity, mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation by some arbitrary human philosophy, ideology, or religion.

We are governed by Nature’s strict, unchanging and unforgiving laws that sustain the general homeostasis life depends on. Thus we either adapt ourselves to these laws, or we won’t survive. It is very simple.

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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.