What does an optimal human society look like?!

Question from the Internet:

“What would the world be like if people could be free and do whatever they want, do things without rules, get everything they want without money, and everyone would neither be superior, rich, nor poor and remain equal without diversity?”

The first part is what we all want, driven by our inherently selfish, egocentric, individualistic and insatiable nature. This is why throughout history, we started to develop different laws and regulations to try to keep human societies liveable, without people literally “consuming each other” like zombies, trying to prevent constant wars between people and nations.

On the other hand, history shows how unsuccessful we are in trying to subdue our inherent nature. Whatever we try, we always end up with civilizations and societies built on ruthless competition where the “strong feast on the weak” and societies and civilizations explode in the end.

The second part of your “wishlist” is impossible. We can’t ever build a society without diversity where everybody is equal and the same. And when we look at Nature, we also do not see a homogenous system where all parts are the same and all do and consume the same.

Nature is a finely balanced and mutually integrated system, where the myriads of extremely diverse comprising elements all find their most optimal, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing place and role, in order to take part in sustaining the general balance and homeostasis that life depends on.

The only way the inherently destructive and cancer-like, individualistic and egotistic human beings can survive without truly consuming each other and the whole system is by building a Nature-like human society, where each individual finds their most optimal and irreplaceable mutually contributing place and function while also, justly and proportionately receiving everything they need and deserve to maintain that crucial mutual contribution.

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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.