What is the reason for the wars we are fighting?

Question from the Internet:

“Why do you think wars exist in the world?”

Fierce competition, conflicts and wars exist because we are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and individualistic nature that defines itself through comparison to others.

Knowingly or unknowingly, we all want to prove ourselves better, higher, stronger, wealthier and more successful and respected than others.

Our life and human societies are built on ruthless competition where people survive and succeed at each other’s expense. This is neither evil nor sinful; we are inherently programmed like this by Nature’s evolution.

Besides this inherently “warmongering” and destructive operating software in us, we also have a unique human intellect capable of critical self-assessment and self-development.

Through this unique human intellect — we haven’t been using much so far — we can recognize that we will inevitably self-destruct by blindly following our destructive and cancer-like instincts.

Today we do not need to imagine this or philosophize about it. Everything is in the open, happening around us “live”.

We can stop the actually happening wars and prevent future ones by recognizing the root cause of war in ourselves and then willingly and consciously making the necessary self-changes and self-development that can lead to true and lasting peace above and against our inherent nature.

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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.