Without learning the lessons of the pandemic, we won’t be able to move on!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readAug 16, 2020


Question from the Internet:

What do you believe should be humanity’s goal after the CoVID-19 pandemic?

First of all the Covid-19 pandemic has not passed yet, and we can expect further waves of the infection as it seems.

So even while we are still during the pandemic we would need to learn the most important lessons from it, so we can plan how to live after.

The pandemic showed us most sharply that regardless of our excuses, misinterpretations, we evolved into a globally integrated world. We all depend on each other at all levels of life, problems like the virus — and the evolving socio-economic crisis — reach each corner of the Earth regardless of what leaders and laypeople think or do.

With our inherently individualistic, egocentric nature that thrives on ruthless competition, success, and survival at the expense of others, which keeps excessively consuming everything including itself, we are totally incompatible with our global, integral conditions.

All the reactions, “solutions” to the pandemic have only made things worse. It will be the same with the isolationist, mutually competitive reactions, “solutions” to the global crisis.

The lesson we need to learn as soon as possible in short: either we all survive together when we learn how to build mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation above everything that rejects, separated us from each other, or we will all fail and won’t survive.

This is now the typical case of all of us sitting on the same, sinking boat, where it does not matter who is drilling a hole underneath whom, we will all sink and drown as a result!

So our goal from now on should be to learn how to survive and develop collectively together, all being mutually responsible for one another. And we have the necessary, purposeful, and practical method for this purpose, that can help us think and act above and against our instinctive nature.



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.