What is freedom?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readSep 23, 2022


Question from the Internet:

“Does freedom cause problems?”

Our inherent idea about freedom does cause problems.

By default, we are searching and fighting for individual freedom and individual rights as we sense ourselves as independent and “standalone” beings in the world.

We think and feel as if we could make our own decisions based on our own egocentric and subjective calculations and perception of reality.

This is not a mistake or crime; we are born with this “misguided” vision and sensation of being disconnected from others and the rest of the Natural system, not feeling an innate mutual connection and mutual integration that is otherwise prevalent in nature.

The problem is that by pursuing this individual freedom, we go against the laws of the finely balanced and integrated Natural system. As our egocentric, subjective and individualistic drive to accumulate and consume everything for ourselves and to succeed through ruthless competition at the expense of others constantly grows, we have all become like “aggressive and metastatic cancer” in humanity’s and Nature’s otherwise fully integrated and interdependent system.

So today, human society within itself and towards Nature has become so destructive that we are facing problems that threaten our continuing human survival.

This is why we urgently need a unique, purposeful and practical educational method that can teach us that “individual freedom” in this global and integral system is something impossible, and it literally kills us. Instead, we need to pursue and achieve freedom and liberation from our inherently egocentric and subjective viewpoint and behaviour, so we can all become positive, selfless, mutually responsible and mutually complementing parts of the whole system.

By this, we do not lose anything, but we gain “true life”, a sense of collective existence through an unprecedented collective consciousness and composite perception of reality that elevates our actual and tangible sense of existence above and beyond the inherently subjective and egocentric limitations of time, space and physical motion.

And there is no greater freedom than that in 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.