When will wars stop?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readOct 1, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“How can war be ended?”

We can end wars by finding and controlling the cause of wars.

And the cause of war is not some political, economic or geopolitical issue. The cause of war is our own “warmongering”, inherently egocentric and exploitative nature.

The self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic and subjective human ego drives us towards ruthless competition where we want to survive and succeed at each other’s expense. This human ego fuels our selfish calculations and our desire to accumulate and consume everything only for ourselves beyond our actual needs.

And, of course, it is the same ego that constantly justifies and whitewashes everything we do since we cannot see anything beyond our own immediate selfish desires and their fulfilment. Most of the time, we cannot even [perceive and comprehend the damage we cause to others.

Thus wars will stop when we recognize our own inherent nature behind all the conflicts and wars that plague us, and we also develop a true and humble need and willingness to change and further develop ourselves.

When we stop the war against anything that does not belong to our selfish interests inside ourselves, wars will also stop worldwide.

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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.