Why will civilisation collapse?

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readApr 18, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Why will civilisation collapse?”

Our present — mostly Western — civilization will collapse like all other civilizations before. As long as we blindly follow our inherently selfish, egoistic, individualistic and exploitative nature, the vicious historic cycles will continue.

And as each time before, now we are facing our own civilization-ending explosion, which might wipe out most of humanity.

Human civilizations — that are all built upon and for our instinctive cancer like human nature, have no right to exist in Nature’s lawful, deterministic, fully mutually integrated and interdependent system.

As a result, if we do not kill each other through wars first, then Nature will force us through increasing blows to wake up and recognize the futility of our previous and present human development.

Either through such blows and intolerable suffering or as a result of conscious, methodical self-recognition we will have to recognize that we have to purposefully, consciously change, upgrade ourselves until we achieve the Nature-like mutual integration and mutually responsible cooperation our collective survival depends on.

Only such a Nature-like Human civilization — operating, existing according to Nature’s laws that sustain the general homeostasis life depends on — can be sustainable and truly prosperous.



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.