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Video Series: ‘Jeremy Answers Questions’

 

In 2011 biologist Jeremy Griffith compiled an interactive video series in which he answered a diverse selection of questions about the explanation of the human condition and how it transforms the world.

The series consists of 15 short videos, including answers to the following questions:

 

  • What is the human condition?

 

  • Beethoven’s 9th lyrics?

 

  • Isn’t the environment the real issue?

 

  • What’s the key concept?

 

  • How is a criminal liberated?

 

  • How can I be transformed?

 

  • Is this another religion?

 

  • Are religions obsoleted?

 

  • Will everyone adopt this?

 

  • Is the understanding of the human condition unbearably confronting?

 

  • How did Jeremy confront the human condition?

 

  • How do I get involved?

 

Click on the player below to watch either the full series, or an individual question and answer:

 

 

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This video can also be found on the Main Collection of Videos about the Human Condition on the WTM’s website.

 

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You can read the transcript of this video in Freedom Expanded: Book 2, Section 1:1.

 

You can also watch Jeremy Griffith present the breakthrough redeeming explanation of the human condition in Video/​Freedom Essay 3, or read chapter 1 of his book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition.

 

And as always, we encourage you to get involved and become a WTM member to help transform the worldbecause at last we really can!

 

 

Discussion or comment on this email is welcomedsee below.

 

 

 

These essays were created in 2017-2019 by Jeremy Griffith, Damon Isherwood, Fiona
Cullen-Ward, Brony FitzGerald & Lee Jones of the Sydney WTM Centre. All filming and
editing of the videos was carried out by Sydney WTM members James Press & Tess Watson
during 2017-2019. Other members of the Sydney WTM Centre are responsible for the
distribution and marketing of the videos/​essays, and for providing subscriber support.

 

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  • ben kelly on September 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Jeremy your answer to ‘Isn’t the environment the real issue?’ is so helpful. I come from an environmentalist background but the ‘delusion’ (as you say) was always there, always under the surface. it’s so obvious when you take a step back – but i guess the point is we can’t take a step back and look subjectively as sufferers of the human condition.
    the more i explore, the more this makes sense, and the more it gives me optimism for our future as a species. thank you again : )

  • Vince Ciccone on September 22, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Hi Jeremy,
    I am grateful and appreciate the work that your movement is trying to accomplish on a global level. But I believe the problem lies in the corruption in those who distract us to compete against each other. It all starts in our education (brainwashing) system with all the wrong information fed to us in our early years of childhood through schooling and subliminal messages which follow us into adulthood years through our subconscious beliefs. People are in denial and will need some understanding to have the belief that everything that has happened in our life has happened for a reason and for our souls purpose and growth. I would love to be part of this movement but feel a different approach is required as many people would be defensive and non believing of the truth that you speak. I’m excited for this movement to succeed and for humanity to wake up to the truth.
    Good luck

    • WTM Admin on September 24, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Hi Vince,
      Thank you for your comments and for your encouragement which we greatly appreciate. It does take some time to get your head around this information as there is a lot to explain and digest and, as you’ve recognised, we have lived in denial of the issue of the human condition for so long. What Jeremy explains about this in Freedom Essay 11 is that humans have historically been very fearful of the subject of the human condition, our minds suffer from a ‘deaf effect’ to what is being presented, with the consequence being that we struggle to read and absorb the liberating and transforming explanation of ourselves. This is why we are introducing the WTM Deaf Effect Course, which you can read about and register for in Freedom Essay 13 and we hope this approach will help people to more easily access the information and see that yes, everything that has happened has been for a very good reason as you’ve said.

  • Chris on October 26, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Thanks for these videos here which i haven’t finished them all yet but look forward to doing so. I am new to your website and am finding there is lots to digest which is good, but I just wanted to write to say that I really enjoyed hearing Jeremy Griffith talk about different pieces of music. Music has always been very important to me and hearing these songs that i love being explained here was really incredible. To hear about the human condition and the deeper message in these songs is just so interesting to me. It sort of bought them more to life for me and i suppose helped me to understand more about why I have always liked them so much. I’ll keep going with these video’s here and I thank you for them.

  • George Saakyants on July 23, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Hi,

    I just listened another time to the simplified explanation of the conflict between the instincts and the intellect in the “What’s the key concept?” video on this page, and got the same question arising in me over and over again. What’s the role of the society, of other people, the “Others” as many philosophers call them, in the mechanics of this conflict? Jeremy posits that the conflict is arising inside of a given conscious person (of for this matter in Adam stork). So the whole argument seems to be happening inside of Adam’s head – between his “old school” conservative instincts and his “wanna know” rebellious intellect. And I can indeed see the conflict taking the place inside of me, unless I cannot hold it within and take it out on others. But for me the trigger seems to always be the reaction of others on my words and deeds. The “condemnation of my “thirst for knowing”, as perceived by me, seems to start from them (Others), even though I often suspect that I over-dramatize their reaction and thus punish myself more than they intended to do. My wife (ex-), my relatives, friends, colleagues – all seem to be obsessed about putting me back in line, preventing me from searching the understanding, from experimenting with societal taboos and dogmas.

    I literally often live the words of Jean Sartre “Hell is other people”. And at the same time I am not able to live another day without them, as they are also my source of verification of my understanding that my mind is so hungrily seeking after. So I am keeping the most fundamental social connections, like family, friends, colleagues, albeit at a minimum, but I am fully aware that every time another “jolt of pain” is coming from “their criticism” I am wishing for escaping to a uninhabited island and becoming a complete anchorite.

    So how does Jeremy’s biological theory explain the role of the social environment, of the Others, in inducing the conflict between my instinctive and intellectual “sides”? Does Jeremy attempt to explain the phenomenon of anchorites (hermits) in some way, like another way of “resignation”, “deserting from the battlefield”?

    Thanks!

    /George

  • disherwood on July 23, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Great questions George. Firstly I think it is important to draw a distinction between the role of ‘others’ when humanity first began searching for knowledge, and the role of ‘others’ now. Originally, as Jeremy describes in chapter 3 of FREEDOM (par 254), the ‘others’ had not begun to search for knowledge, and so were still instinctively controlled. So when our ‘Adam stork’ went in search of knowledge, the ‘others’ were in-effect proxies of Adam’s own instinctive self, and so criticised his search for knowledge just as his own instinctive self did.
     
    However, I think the ‘condemnation’ from ‘others’ you are running into is a lot different to that original situation. Let me try and explain. Today everyone variously suffers from the human condition, and adults are almost all ‘resigned’, which means they refuse to think about the human condition, they just put all their focus on making themselves feel ok and just get along. So I think what is happening when you bring up any deeper issue about the human condition, or question any of societies fundamental customs, is that you are upsetting their carefully built blocks against thinking deeply, and that is going to make them very uncomfortable! They are basically telling you to stop doing that – trying to ‘pull you back into line’ i.e. telling you to just stick to the Resignation line and stay in Plato’s cave. But that isnt an original instinctive ‘line’. Big difference.
     
    Which isnt to say that seeing how uncomfortable you are making your friends/‘others’ feel when you question everything they depend on wouldn’t make you feel a pang of guilt, but I suppose that is more a form of codependence to them (and our instinctive self is so loving it doesn’t like causing hurt to anyone), rather than that guilt being sourced in your original instincts criticising your search for knowledge. I hope that makes sense.
     
    I don’t think Jeremy ever talks about hermits in relation to Resignation, but it is possible you are what Jeremy describes as a ‘ship at sea’, which is someone who for some reason did not resign, and so continues to wrestle with the human condition, which is a very lonely position when everyone else has resigned, and can turn many of them into virtual hermits. You can read about ‘ships at sea’ in Freedom Essay 30 and Freedom Essay 60. This is what Jeremy wrote in Freedom Essay 30:
     
    “These are individuals who, as it were, bravely refused to ‘pull into port’ and adopt denial when the ‘storms’ of agonising confrontation with the issue of the human condition occurred ‘out at sea’ during their adolescence—basically, they chose honest madness over alienated stability. As is very apparent in the video titled ‘Resignation/Ships at Sea’ (which appears in the ‘Candid Discussions’ section at the bottom of the WTM’s Transformation Page on our website), being one of those ‘ships at sea’ who aren’t exceptionally sound but try to live facing the human condition without reconciling understanding of it, has meant having to live an extremely torturous and lonely life. Of course—and this is also apparent in that ‘Resignation/Ships at Sea’ video—now that reconciling understanding of the human condition has been found, the great benefit of being a ‘ship at sea’ is that you have absolutely no difficulty reading about the human condition in FREEDOM. Unresigned minds don’t suffer from the ‘deaf effect’ that causes denial-ridden resigned minds to initially find it almost impossible to read FREEDOM, blaming the inaccessibility on every form of bad writing imaginable!”