What is the greatest threat to mankind?

Question from the Internet:

“Is the USA the biggest threat to mankind?”

Our own, inherently selfish, subjective, individualistic and exploitative ego is the biggest threat to mankind.

The USA is simply a symbol of the maximally developed, most effective national, organizational expression of this human egg, which also received basically sole control over the world after the USSR collapsed.

Since then America has shaped the world through all the uniquely developed and honed means, tools and of course everything was shaped towards America’s sole interest.

But as we can see from the war in Ukraine, or from the aspirations of China and other nations — when they think they have a chance and the power — also want to take control of others, want to force their will on others.

We can observe the same tendencies in personal relationships in smaller environments, workplaces as well, even in our families, how those who have the chance to start controlling, manipulating others, naturally do so. Driven by our inner program we all want to control the world around us and we all want to succeed at the expense of others — knowingly, unknowingly. How much we actually do so depends only on the conditions and the chances we find.

Thus blaming certain countries, nations, people, parties, religions will not solve anything. Even if the actually dominant people, nations lose their power, control over others — as it inevitably happens — others will take their place and force their control, manipulation over everybody else.

The only true, lasting solution is changing, upgrading, educating ourselves.

We all have to understand that in the globally integrated, interdependent world we evolved into, this instinctively oppressive, aggressive, cancer-like behaviour leads only to recurring conflicts, wars, chaos — as the recurring vicious historic cycles and our present situation show. And the present situation is not on a matter between Ukraine and Russia, all the “powers” of the world are involved to a larger or lesser extent both in provoking it and “managing” it.

We can’t and we should not erase, suppress instinctive debates, disputes, arguments, they are absolutely necessary for progress. But we constantly have to keep in mind the overall balance and homeostasis without which true peace, life, optimal development is impossible.

We all have to learn how to conduct our debates, discussions, arguments, claims in a way that we manage to keep the overall balance over our inevitable diversity, differences for the sake of the whole, for the most optimal general state and progress of the whole system all the time.

This requires special tools and collective practices we can learn with the help of the right, purposeful and practical educational method, that is based on nature’s mutually integrated template and its laws that govern the general balance.

We can redirect, harness, channel our disputes, disagreements, arguments from the physical, brutal plane, from actual fights and wars to proper debates, round table discussions where we can reach collective, mutually beneficial decisions, solutions that do not exist in any of us individually.



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.