What is behind all the changes in life?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readFeb 13, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Why has life changed so much in the past 100 years?”

Human evolution is the chronicle of the ever-growing human ego. On one hand, this insatiable, all-consuming ego drove humanity to its incredible development — compared to other developed primates that remained unchanged for millions of years.

On the other hand, in the last few decades, this ego has grown so intense that it now makes us behave like cancer towards each other and towards Nature.

It is this incredible technological, cultural, social progress we could observe in contrast to the growing alienation, the collapse of the family structure, and as a result the original fabric of society, the ever-growing growing hate and emptiness we could observe in the last 100 years.

And if we do not learn how to control, harness, channel the ego’s incredible power towards positive, mutually beneficial, collective goals and purpose, whatever we built, invented will help us to literally kill, destroy ourselves in the end — within this or in the next generation.

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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.