Why can’t we build a perfect human society?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readOct 30, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Why don’t we perfect the quality of life why don’t we map out the earth and determine what to build on that part of the country scientifically and logically, we take the best minds in the country and determine what buildings populate the earth.”

I think this is exactly what humanity has been trying to achieve for millennia. We have been building, destroying and rebuilding civilizations, governing economic and social systems one after the other in search of a perfect life and the most optimal human existence.

We have been failing for a single reason. All our trials, attempts, our inventions, development and buildings have been based on our inherently egocentric, subjective, individualistic and extremely limited and distorted consciousness and perception of reality.

We have been trying to build the perfect human existence against and at the expense of Nature, not knowing or ignoring Nature’s fundamental laws. We have been going against Nature’s strict and unforgiving laws that govern and sustain the general balance and homeostasis that life depends on. With our stubborn egocentric and subjective viewpoint and efforts, we have become more and more like cancer destroying everything around us and destroying ourselves.

Whether we agree to it or not or like it, we are integral parts of Nature’s system, and all of Nature’s laws are obligatory for us.

So if we want to perfect human existence and build the most optimal human societies and enjoy everything Nature has to offer, we have to change direction and exist and develop according to Nature’s laws and its deterministic and relentless evolutionary plan.

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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.