Why do we need to love each other?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readFeb 2


Question from the Internet:

“Can we love human beings again?”

Without loving human beings — human beings other than ourselves — we will not survive.

In the globally integrated and fully interdependent world we exist in, without loving and serving each other as we love and serve ourselves, we will self-destruct, as we can sadly see all around us today.

Without actually and practically becoming like healthy cells of the same living organism, we will continue our cancer-like existence and behavior and disappear from nature’s system like the dinosaurs.

This is why unique, empirical natural scientists proposed thousands of years ago the principle of “love your neighbor as yourself” as the basis of human existence and the foundation of human society. But since our inherent nature is 100% self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic, and exploitative, we can’t just simply decide to “love others”.

We need a unique, purposeful, and practical method in order to learn and practice loving and serving others as we love and serve ourselves. This is not the “love” that we usually talk, dream about, sing about, make films, and write poems about.

This is about true, “natural” love we can observe between elements of nature. In nature each and every comprising element exists only for the sake of others and the whole system, perfectly and unconditionally contributing to the general balance and homeostasis that life depends on — above any individualistic or selfish considerations and calculations.

True love is beyond any selfish or subjective calculations and bias, where the “lover” exists only for the sake of the “beloved”, even if the “beloved” does not know or acknowledge this. This is the “true love” we need to learn and practice.

This way we will be able to save ourselves, solve our present problems, and prevent new ones.

Moreover, as a result of the new, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing cooperation based on mutual “love of others” we will also build an unprecedented collective consciousness and composite perception of reality, that will catapult us into a qualitatively much higher sense of existence.

Thus securing our physical existence is simply a necessary step towards a very different and truly Human, collective existence.



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.