Why are people so easily offended today?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readOct 12, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“In today’s society, do people take offence more easily than before?”

We are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective and individualistic ego. And the strength and sensitivity of this ego have been exponentially growing throughout human history.

In our generation, we have reached the maximum intensity of this human ego.

This leads to a higher sensitivity against any presumed or actual offences against the self while we constantly — knowingly or unknowingly — actually hurt, harm and destroy each other.

And since, at the same time, we also evolved into a globally integrated and totally interdependent world — as a result of Nature’s evolution developing us towards Nature-like mutual integration — today we find ourselves in an intolerable, unsustainable and explosive paradox between our inherent nature and our obligating evolutionary conditions.

This is what is behind humanity’s terrible and constantly worsening crisis, which is now threatening our continuing human existence on multiple fronts.

The only escape route is willingly and consciously learning how to adapt ourselves to Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated template in human interconnections and in human society — above and against our inherent nature.



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.