Why is our present knowledge worthless?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readAug 18, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“If everybody knows so much, why is the world in such a mess?”

I am not sure about “everybody knowing so much”. Regardless, whatever we know, we know only for our own sake.

Our whole education and knowledge gathering serve a single reason: to prove myself, my right above others and to make me successful over others, preferably at their expense.

This is how our inherent nature works. We are “uploading” information only for the above reasons.

Moreover, whatever we know, we digest, compute and use through our 100% egocentric and subjective perception and calculations. So both our knowledge and how we use it are limited and distorted.

Even our “cutting edge” sciences are unfounded shots in the dark since, with our subjective and egocentric perception, we cannot comprehend or attain reality as it is — regardless of what tools or technology we develop and use.

This is why our knowledge is completely useless, especially in the globally integrated and interdependent world we have evolved into. In this global, integral world, only a unique and unprecedented collective and composite knowledge and a collective intellect can comprehend and solve problems and plot our way towards the future.



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.