Looking for root causes of problems in society, I find a fatal flaw. It is so simple; the choice between cooperation and competition has far reaching consequences. We have chosen competition which has resulted in a policy of divide and conquer. One very early enigma was about body and soul. Using the divide and conquer approach we are left with the physical materialistic world. This in turn has fragmented society stuck in the ultimate competition of perpetual wars. Using insights from holistic health and applying them to government, spirituality and our western approach to health care we find some interesting ideas about how we could reach a prosperous and peaceful society.