Working for the sake of humanity means working for the sake of ourselves

Zsolt Hermann
1 min readJun 27, 2021

Question from the Internet:

“Would you not want to be part of a team that does meaningful projects/work for humanity?”

This depends on how we view humanity.

Do we see humanity as a collection of independent individuals, nations, or we see humanity as a single, fully integrated, interdependent entity, like a single, living, human “super-organism”, where we are all but individual cells.

By default, we see ourselves and others as independent, standalone beings who can exist independently from each other. But this is a false view, originating from our inherently egocentric, subjective consciousness, perception of reality. Nature’s system views us as a single species, a single entity that is also inevitably integrated into Nature.

Thus — in order to solve our mounting, global problems affecting all of us, and to secure our collective human survival — we will need to learn how to see and more importantly feel ourselves as we truly are: individual cells of the same Human organ within Nature’s body.

Then obviously we will do everything in our power to be part of teams, projects that do meaningful work for humanity since we will be basically doing that work for “ourselves”.



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.