Why is Humanity in crisis?

Question from the Internet:

“Apart from Covid-19, what are the other factors that could be responsible for the global economic crunch?”

In truth, the pandemic only pulled the plug from the “life support machine” we have been on a long time before the pandemic started. Our modern socio-economic system has been in perpetual crisis at least since 2008, and only the constant, mostly virtual manipulations and virtual resuscitation packages delayed a much greater collapse.

The problem is our total incompatibility with Nature’s strict laws that govern the general balance and homeostasis life and optimal development depend on.

With our insatiable hunger for never-ending quantitative growth, with our societies built on “aggregate demand and excessive overconsumption way beyond true necessities, our thrive for ruthless, exclusive competition and success at each other’s and Nature’s expense make us exist and behave like cancer.

This perpetual crisis, the recurring vicious cycles and inevitable collapse are built into our lifestyle. If anything the pandemic should have served us as a helpful reminder, giving us a “time-out” to reconsider how we live and what values, aspirations and goals we build our societies on. But we ignored and wasted this opportunity as a child stood in the corner to contemplate his behaviour only thinking about when he could go back and behave exactly as he did before.

We can blame the pandemic, we can blame the war and we can blame certain governments or politicians for the crisis, but until we fundamentally change how we live, our overall values, goals and the interconnection and cooperation between individuals and nations are, nothing will change and we continue sliding into a global meltdown.

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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.