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Please note, you can access all previous explanatory and inspirational WTM Emails at the end of this email. Wednesday’s explanatory emails and Friday’s inspirational emails are numbered in order of appearance, so one is odd and the other even numbered.

 

This is inspirational WTM Email 10

 

Anne Frank’s beliefs in the fundamental goodness of people and of the ultimate rehabilitation of the human race are confirmed and fulfilled by Griffith’s treatise

 

 

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart… I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.” (Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, 1947)

 

 

Anne Frank

Anne Frank

 

Despite facing unimaginable horrors brought about by our species’ capacity for destruction and depravity, the extraordinary diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank’s faith in the basic goodness of all humans remained intact.

 

In fact, in writing that “people are really good at heart”, Anne displayed the hope, faith and trust in our species’ goodness that has allowed humanity to carry on throughout its turbulent history a faith that, as astonishing as it sounds, has finally been borne out in biologist Jeremy Griffith’s ground-breaking explanation of our seemingly ‘good-and-evil’-afflicted human nature. While not condoning ‘evil’ in any form, his explanation of why our species has been capable of such ruthless behaviour reveals that despite all the horror and suffering we have caused, humans are fundamentally good actually the heroes of life on Earth!

 

This is the explanation we have been waiting for, the explanation that represents the end of the need for ‘faith’ in our goodness, because we can now know we are good at the most fundamental level.

 

And most wonderful of all, this redeeming understanding actually brings an end to our insecurity-driven horrifically selfish, competitive and aggressive behaviour. It is the insight we have needed to rehabilitate and heal our species’ underlying psychosis. As the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung was fond of saying, “wholeness for humans depends on the ability to own our own shadow”.

 

Yes, at last able to understand and love the dark side of ourselves, we humans will no longer be angry, egocentric and alienated. Understanding is compassion, the truth sets us free from our psychosis. So this is the fulfilment of Anne Frank’s awesome vision that “this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return” to humankind.

 

 

 

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Read Jeremy Griffith’s redeeming and rehabilitating explanation of the human condition in chapter 1 of FREEDOM.

 

Discussion or comment on this email is welcomed see below.

 

 

See all previous WTM Emails

 

(Note, Wednesday’s explanatory emails and Friday’s inspirational emails are numbered in order of appearance, so one is odd and the other even numbered.)

 

Wednesday’s explanatory WTM Email 1 Why solving the human condition solves everything | 3 The false ‘savage instincts’ excuse | 5 The explanation of the human condition | 7 The transformation of the human race | 9 The historic fear of the human condition

 

Friday’s inspirational WTM Email 2 WTM Centres opening everywhere | 4 Can conflict ever end? | 6 ‘This is the real liberation of women’ | 8 Is God real?

 

These emails were composed during 2017 by Jeremy Griffith, Damon Isherwood,
Fiona Cullen-Ward & Brony FitzGerald at the Sydney WTM Centre.

 

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11 Comments

  1. Anna on September 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Even though Anne was surrounded by evil and by the difficulties of having to be imprisoned with family and strangers, she could still see the hope and positivity of children.
    Her positivity and pain is something g that other children (and adults) now understand, which is why her story has endured.

  2. AlanT on August 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    This is on point at a time when the ‘goodness’ or otherwise of all humans, and our capacity for racism and hatred is again under the microscope.
    As Nelson Mandela succinctly put it: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
    When Obama tweeted this recently, it became the most liked tweet in the history of Twitter. Whilst a superficial measure, it does indicate the innate knowingness we have of our ‘goodness’ and capacity for love, which Anne Frank held close to her heart, and which will flood the world when Grifffith’s explanation reaches the masses.

  3. Matt on August 9, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Hang in there Ray. This stuff is the bridge between all those different universes. And Mary from my growing understanding, this is new in that it provides a biological explanation for why we are all good. Thats what they are saying is the breakthrough here. Scientific understanding to compliment what people like yourself and Ray (and Anne Frank) held on to in your hearts.

  4. Ray Russell on August 4, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I have since birth seen the good in all people
    Though during the growing years it was
    Not easy to hold that concept.
    So I became cynical, which did not sit comfortably, but I kind of nurtured it
    Only now at 68 earth years when cynicism
    Calls I return to the knowledge that we are
    All separate universes in our own right, just
    Coming across in our own way
    Love to you all ray

  5. Mary on April 22, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Ann Frank was a person out of time to her generation however I am not familiar with Mr Griffin but I feel this is not new.We all have experienced the good and the bad in people and what keeps us going is the belief and experience of the good which far outweighs the good.

    • Parsimony on April 22, 2017 at 8:46 am

      I think Mary, that what is new, is that Mr Griffith supplies a scientific explanation for why humans are fundamentally good, despite appearing at times to be terrible. That is his wonderful contribution to what some people, such as yourself, and Ms Frank, intuitively knew and held to, despite everything the world did to rob you of that belief. Mr Griffith has supplied a rational understanding to underpin that belief. What he has achieved is not to be underestimated.

  6. Rod on April 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    “Mans Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl is a worthwhile read also

  7. Debra on March 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you what an incredible insitful read Gives human kind the direction in which to transform our consciousness you have planted a wonderful seed in which to grow the tree of life congratulations the world will be for ever grateful For the wheels of change you have put in motion

  8. Dennis on February 26, 2017 at 8:48 am

    very encouraging words worthy of emulation. we have to pay much attention to our goodness rather than the opposite and extreme side of us.

  9. nomad on February 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    There has been so much pain and terror and confusion in the world it is almost unthinkable. This is a very sobering yet ultimately hopeful email.

  10. Frank B on February 10, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    A very touching post considering what she faced during those times. To even here those words come from her amidst all that horror and indifference underlines the beauty of our innate nature to calm us even in the most horrific of times. What a Child Wonder she was!
    The last paragraph is fantastic!
    Oh love the picture too, who didn’t love wizzy dizzies!