What is the greatest necessity of Human life?

Question from the Internet:

“Aside from necessities, what is one thing you could not go a day without?”

Well, in a way this is also a necessity, although we do not look at it this way.

We cannot exist without the proper connections between us, between all human beings all across the world.

And think by now we all understand, feel that we evolved into a globally integrated, interdependent world. But we still do not understand, sense how deep this goes, what exactly this means.

First of all, our global integration, interdependence does not simply mean global markets, global media, virtual internet connections, etc. The pandemic already showed and other global problems will show it even sharper, deeper than our inevitable interconnections, dependence on each other permeates every layer, activity, state of our existence.

And this is not something “man-made”, it is not something we can escape, turn back from, ignore and fight against. Our total mutual integration, interdependence is obligated by Nature’s strict laws that govern, sustain the general balance and homeostasis life depends on. Whether we like it, whether we accept it or not, we are born from Nature, we still exist and evolve with Nature.

Thus Nature’s laws, the finely balanced homeostasis is obligatory for us as well.

Thus today we find ourselves at a unique turning point in our development. So far we developed, evolved blindly, instinctively 100% governed by our inherently self-serving, subjective, individualistic, and exploitative egos. And it propelled our incredible progress so far with its insatiable, irrepressible desire for more, but it also brought us to the brink of self-destruction.

With our present “saturation” of the planet, with the high level of excessive overconsumption, the ruthless competition we became like cancer in this finely balanced, integral system.

So now, we have to use our unique human abilities, intellect to guide ourselves towards a new, this time conscious “anti-instinctive”, “anti-egoistic” development, without suppressing, erasing the ego but learning how to harness, channel its awesome driving power towards collective, mutually beneficial goals and purpose following Nature’s integral template.

In this new development building the positive, sustainable, mutually responsible, mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation — above and against everything that rejects, separates people from each other — has become the greatest necessity for life.

First, this will facilitate global problem-solving, it will safeguard our continuing survival, but later we will recognize a completely new, qualitatively much higher collective existence which we will call “truly Human” existence. Then through the Nature-like interconnections, we will sense a flow, communication, energy transfer that will give us a tangible, realistic feel of life above the egocentric, subjective restrictions of time and space even.

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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.