What do I want to after the quarantine: I want to survive!

Many people started planning life after quarantine, what are the things we would like to when the lockdown is over. I have only one thing on my mind:

I really would like to survive!

And as we are learning from all kinds of experiences, examples, since we evolved into a globally integrated and interdependent world I cannot survive on my own. Moreover, the laws of closed, natural, living systems are such, that we can only survive if we take care of each other with 100% mutual responsibility.

And then it becomes very scary since at the moment nobody takes care of others — apart from a small circle around us — and we all try succeeding, surviving at the expense of others!

So we are doing exactly the opposite of what we should be doing in order to survive!

Moreover, we all want to return to a system, world where we built everything on ruthless, exploitative competition, using each other and Nature for selfish gain, profit until we can squeeze the last drop out regardless of the consequences. This means that we — like addicts unable to stop their addiction — are ready to continue our self-destructive process, sleepwalking towards a seemingly inevitable global meltdown — which was already a certainty before the pandemic!

Thus I really would like to survive but for that, I need other people to also want to survive by understanding that in order to survive we have to completely overhaul the way we live, connect to each other, how we build our societies, what values, goals we follow!

So I really hope that you all also want to survive!

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I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.

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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.