What is an individual’s worth in society?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readDec 27, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“What is the most effective method to find out if I am a great human being?”

Our true worth can be measured only in relation to other people, how useful, positive, and mutually complementing we are towards other people.

We exist in a globally integrated and fully interdependent system, which effectively makes us all like single cells in a single living body.

This we are not measures in and of ourselves. It does not matter what we think about ourselves or how we are measured through our modern society’s misguided, arbitrary and baseless standards.

Have I found and fulfilled my most optimal, selfless, and unconditionally serving role towards the whole collective? Am I giving everything to the mutual circulation and communication of the whole that I can give according to my actual abilities and conditions?

Nothing else matters.

And since we exist in a world that is governed by Nature’s strict, unchanging and unforgiving laws that sustain the general balance and homeostasis that life depends on, the true “reward and punishment” is also based on our worth according to the standards of the global and integral reality.



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.