What do Covid and other global problems try to teach us?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readAug 15, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Do people still have problems with personal space in the era of covid-19?”

I do not know the answer to the question. But I know that “Covid wanted to teach us” how much we do not have “personal space” or independence since we have evolved into a globally integrated and interdependent world.

We can try to isolate ourselves from each other as much as we want, but the mounting global problems that started to realistically threaten our existence show us that we either learn how to exist and behave as single cells of the same living organism, or we will not survive.

If we maintain our illusion of individual independence and separation from each other while thriving at the ruthless competition to succeed and survive at each other’s expense, we either directly kill each other through wars, or we become extinct due to unmanageable global problems we can’t comprehend let alone solve while remaining separated.

This is what the pandemic, climate change, pollution, losing crucial food and drink resources and other global problems try to show and teach us — but at the moment, we do not want to listen.




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.