What is the obstacle towards Humanity’s unity?

Question from the Internet:

“What do you see as long-term obstacles to human unity?”

There is only a single reason, obstacle to human unity: our own, inherently egocentric, subjective, and individualistic nature.

We are all fiercely, proudly individualistic, we all thrive at ruthlessly competing with each other, succeeding at the expense of others — knowingly, unknowingly.

Thus as long as we keep searching for the culprit outside of ourselves, as long as we blame, try to change, correct others while we ourselves stay the same, we have no chance to achieve unity.

And since we evolved into a globally integrated and fully interdependent world, without unity, without positive, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing cooperation — above and against everything that separates, reject us from each other — we won’t be able to solve our mounting global problems and we won’t survive evolution.

Our next, unique, evolutionary human state is a single, united “Human Superorganism”. We do not have any free choice about the matter, either we reach it consciously purposefully by ourselves, or we will be beaten to it by Nature through ever-increasing problems, crisis scenarios, wars, socioeconomic collapse, and natural disasters. Such increasing pressure already affects us but at this stage, we hide our heads in the sand like little children who think everything will be better by itself.

But we are not facing some human judge we can appeal to, we can even bribe. We are facing Nature’s strict, unchanging and unforgiving laws that sustain the balance, homeostasis life depends on.

Either we adapt to those laws or we suffer. Which one is it going to be?!



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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.