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This is Freedom Essay 52

 

Jeremy’s children’s book, A Perfect Life!

 

(Filmed in Sydney, 2017)

 

The following video is a brief, entertaining talk, in which Jeremy describes a little book he’s designed for children, titled A Perfect Life.

Looking at the lives of crocodiles, wildebeest and lions on the Serengeti, A Perfect Life is a humorous take on the thought-provoking question of how did our distant innocent, all-cooperative and all-loving forebears cope with all the brutal must-reproduce-your-genes, natural-selection-derived competition and aggression in the natural world around them? (Jeremy provides the answer to this question in paragraph 840 of FREEDOM, when, referring to ‘Mr Crocodile’, ‘dressed in armour’ and with a mouth full of ferocious teeth designed to kill creatures, he explains that ‘In more innocent times, we were magnanimous towards the sometimes divisive behaviour that occurs in nature, such as in our animal friends, because we could feel and see the greater truth that love is universal; that it is the one fabulously wonderful, great force in the world. Again, this was before the upset state of the human condition became so developed that our shame killed off this awareness.’)

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Jeremy: I drew this cartoon for children, a children’s book about the Mara River in the Serengeti in Africa and about the crocodiles, and it’s a very funny cartoonI think it’s very funny anyway!

 

Jeremy's Children’s Book - Page 1 - Sir Brian Widdlepiddle

 

So this is my children’s book about ‘a perfect life’. [Jeremy reads the above passage] ‘Sir Brian Widdlpiddle (late of West Wyalong) was the person who named the Wilderbeasts Wilderbeasts (it was a Wednesday morning 1277 PC (short for percussion cap pistol)). It was a sad name because he thought they were weird, lost beastly souls, shaggy-heads-down, grunting and groaning trudging through the wildernesswilderness beastsBUT the truth is they are the happiest of animals because they are all together walking around in the very heart of our original instinctive self or soul’s home under the warm and lovely skies of the African savannah, and their constant grunting is not grunting but actually each of them saying to each other, huh, huh, huh, can you believe how lovely it is out here! Sir Brian new stuff-all about Africa!

So they are Heavenly Beings, not WilderBeasts, and there is nothing more special than to share their wanderings around our soul’s home, like the little Bushmen of the Kalahari still do, and our distant ancestors also did.’

 

Jeremy's Children's Book - Page 2 - Jeremy On Migration with the WilderBeasters

 

So here is the Serengeti with all the ‘wilderbeasters’ progressing; and here is a lion happily eatingno I’ll have to explain that in a minute. And here’s me having a cup of tea sitting on the back of my van which is drawn by a wilderbeaster, and they go ‘uh, uh, uh, uh’, and on the drawing it says ‘Lion protectorsdrop down at night, or if lion comes during the day’. So you just drop that down and they can’t eat you. So that’s the lion protector, and here’s me sitting in the middle of our soul’s home in Africa having a cup of tea amongst all these lovely animals.

 

Jeremy’s Children’s Book - Page 3 - Lizard Tail Farm

 

Right, so now the problem is the lions eat the wilderbeast, which is not a very nice thing to do. So we have to solve that problem for the new world. So what we do is we feed cabbages to these lizards that drop their tailsthey’re vegetariansand then we harvest their tails, and it doesn’t hurt anybody! You can see in the bottom corner it says, ‘Tails for export’. Right, and we use these tails to feed the lions so they don’t eat the wilderbeastthat’s why in the first drawing the lion is there happily eating his lizard tails! So, that’s how we feed the lions so they don’t eat the wilderbeasters anymore.

 

Stefan: That makes perfect sense.

 

Jeremy's Children's Book - Page 4 - Crossing the Mara River

 

Jeremy: OK, so now we are crossing the Mara River, where all this useless bloodletting used to happen. So we’ve built this walkway for the wilderbeast to get throughthe ‘Wilderbeaster Tunnel’, right. And out through the gaps in the tunnel we throw the harvested lizard tails for the crocodiles to eat so they no longer have to eat the wilderbeasts!

See the wilderbeasts going in through the tunnel, and there’s me sitting on the back of the wagon as it went through the tunnel and so everyone’s happy.

 

Jeremy's Children's Book - Page 5 - Harvesting Meat

 

 

This is another idea I’ve had. We breed a special meat-lump on cattle and we graft their bums off, so we don’t have to kill the cattle to eat some meat!

These are just ideas that might be useful in the new world.

 

Stefan: That is an idea for down the road.

 

Jeremy: Because our soul’s would be a bit worried about what the crocodiles are doing to the wilderbeast and the wilderbeast aren’t going to be too happy about it. So we could have a talk to them about it and tell the crocodiles to stop doing it, and then they’ll say ‘What am I supposed to do with these big teeth if I can’t eat people with them?’.

But anyway, that’s for the distant future when we worry about trying to create the perfect life.

 

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Interestingly, in Video/​F. Essay 4 Jeremy refers to a wonderful description by Fyodor Dostoevsky of the empathy our distant innocent ancestors had with nature, a sensitivity Jeremy has exhibited towards nature in his A Perfect Life storyDostoevsky wrote: ‘They showed me their trees, and I could not understand the intense love with which they looked at them; it was as though they were talking with creatures like themselves…​and I am convinced that the trees understood them. They looked at all nature like thatat the animals who lived in peace with them and did not attack them, but loved them, conquered by their love.’ This Dostoevsky quote also appears in F. Essay 53, which contains many other marvellous mythological and historical descriptions of our species’ past time in innocence.

You can also read about Jeremy’s life in F. Essay 49; and for more of Jeremy’s ‘John Lennon-like’, wonderfully imaginative drawings and artwork, including the drawings of A Perfect Life, go to www.humancondition.com/jeremy-art-work.

 

Discussion or comment on this essay 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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  • Bruce Saul on May 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    When I fortunately stumbled upon Jeremy’s work 23 years ago, just prior to the birth of my first child, my first concern was for the next generation which my daughter was to be part of. ‘Beyond the Human Condition’ arrived in the mail and after my wife had gone to bed I sat down and started reading . Affected by the ‘deaf effect’, I had to thumb back through the book to clarify understanding as the ‘deaf effect’ pulled at my mind, but at around 2 in the morning the ‘truth’ shone through so brightly I was shocked by the liberated feeling and actually woke by my wife in my exuberance. Even then I thought, why me, how can I understand this as I am a resignated adult, but finally I just excepted that there must have been something in my upbringing that allowed me to ‘see’ when the truth arrived. For 20 years I have waited and hoped for a book for children because that’s what I wanted for my children and indeed all children because the change, ‘Freedom’, will be generational as the layers of alienation are peeled back. Once again to the Foundation thank you for your undying commitment to humanity.

  • Brony on May 28, 2017 at 6:56 am

    This is such a delightful story. What a truly beautiful new world this understanding of the human condition brings about for all humans, and animals! This is yet another example of the purity of Jeremy Griffith’s soul that was able to delve the depths of the human condition and bring out the reconciling truth about our species. And here Jeremy is just playing around imagining the ‘perfect life’ all on Earth. Adults and children alike rejoice in the beauty of having our soul’s loving happy world alive again.

  • Prue Wb on December 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    This is ‘Perfect’. A soul alive whose imagination is so vibrant and so funny. How much children will love adults being able to relate to their world again. ‘A Perfect Life’ that awaits us in the future, when humanity is in tune with the natural world once more.

  • Susy on December 19, 2017 at 9:04 am

    For me this beautiful story gives an insight into the magnificent future that awaits humanity now. Children will grow up understanding the human condition and will be taught the truthful biology of life as explained in essay 25. And they will grow up truly loved and cherished again, and what a relief to be able to love and cherish them again as well of course our own brutalised human-condition-seard selves. This marvelous little book is also a brilliant insight into Jeremy’s unresigned sensitive soul and it’s ability to immerse himself in any situation he looks at, in this case the sensitive world of children or the animal condition or our own innocent sensitive past. This is a state that all humans can return to now, most especially from future generations who will no longer have to resign. The sensitivity that floods back into our worlds now is endless, eg. see Freedom para 1251, and all we have to do is support this information and it will all happen — everything that we have ever dreamed of comes true!

  • Tommy on January 9, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I would have loved this story as a child! I hope it gets published!

  • Carlos on January 18, 2018 at 9:39 am

    This is just brilliant… and interesting to see how a truly unevasive mind works. Despite the pressure he must be under trying to help the deaf-effected world come to clarity Jeremy still considers other animal conditions and how to help them when we’re free enough of our own condition to do that! It’s pretty astonishing. It’s entertaining but also a glimpse into a free mind at work and if you think about it, what all minds free of the human condition will be capable of in terms of problem-solving, and holy crap we’ve got some problems to solve. Always, always this work leads me to feeling like — bring it on! let’s go, let’s get the $%*# out of here! support, support, support THIS as it’s our future etc etc.

  • Bonni Miller on December 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Delightful drawings and stories!

  • GoldenRuler on June 30, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I love this The Perfect Life story! Animal Condition… Human Condition… on the other side of the hill, all life with its life-force, is interesting and wonderful. It always was, we just got distracted temporarily. Now, in the New World (HC FREE world), we want, just like Jeremy shows us in this fanciful fun story, for the animals (other than humans, since we are all out of the cave now) to get along better, just like we humans are now. :). So we use our special gifts that include our conscious thinking mind, to help our animal brothers and sisters to, well, get along better. Finding ways to painlessly harvest lizard tales to save Wildebeasts from the Crocodiles, and to find ways to breed Meatlump Cattle so we humans don’t have to kill cows to eat meat… just like the Crocs. So good! In this new world that Jeremy plays with in this fun story that I think kids would enjoy, I sure do, we stand up in a new compassion about life-force, and all we observe in nature – the story of life on Earth, is a myriad of reflections of us. When all of nature is a beautiful and so very informative mirror, then I think we will be organizing ways to help our fellow animals get along better! So much fun!!!… stepping wonderfully into our natural roles as the heroes of the story of life on Earth!!!

  • dante kun on July 24, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    I am glad this work is being done.