What we see on the Internet — and everywhere else — is the expression of our selfish egos

Question from the Internet:

“Has the internet and online forums made people more tribal and divided? I feel people are getting too attached to their beliefs and things like forums have made people more divided.”

We need to put the cause and effect chain in the right order. It is not the Internet, social media, and online forums that make us more tribal and divided.

We are tribal and divided in the first place. We are all driven by our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egotistic and individualistic nature that thrives on competing with others, succeeding at the expense of others.

We can observe this behavior even within families not to mention between strangers. Then we tend to unite, make alliances in small groups, tribes, parties, teams, commandos to make our ruthless competition, success at the expense of others more effective — until such alliances also break apart due to the ego’s individualistic drive.

What we see on the Internet, in the political arena, in trade or sports is simply the external representation of our inner nature and how we make connections with others as a result of our nature.

The Internet is actually a perfect tool for facilitating true human connections, unity above time and space — when we already learned how to make connections, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation not in order to exploit each other, but to the contrary, to work for each other and the whole collective’s benefit.

Since this is something we need to learn and implement above and against our inherent nature, despite the ego that cannot be suppressed or erased and it will only grow, we need a unique, purposeful and practical educational method that is based on Nature’s fundamental laws of integration.

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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.