As mentioned on the homepage, these videos feature members of the Akritidis family, all of whom are part of the WTM Melbourne Centre. They reveal how wonderfully relieving, reconciling and healing being able to understand the human condition is. You will see how the father, Ari, has been able to compassionately understand, and therefore be honest about, his extremely egocentric behaviour and how psychologically crushing it has been of everyone (see chapter 8:16D of FREEDOM, The ‘power addicted’ state). And you will see how relieving the honest understanding we now have about the relationship between men and women (see chapter 8:11B of FREEDOM, Men and women’s relationship) has been for the women in the family. And you will see how the younger members of the family are so relieved to be able to understand why it has been so difficult for young people to cope with the soul-destroyed, seemingly mad world we live in.
Transcript of Ari Akritidis WTM Melbourne Centre Video
Hi, I’m Ari Akritidis and I’m really excited to be supporting the WTM Melbourne Centre in Australia.
I came across the WTM about 15 years ago through my youngest brother, Sam. He read the book A Species In Denial (one of Jeremy’s earlier books) and shared it with me in around 2005. It took a while for me to really get my head around the information.
One of the fascinating things with my own personal journey has been my experience with the ‘deaf effect’ [the difficulty of engaging with the human condition is explained in Video/Freedom Essay 1]. I experienced it incredibly head-on when I read A Species In Denial because I read the whole book, 500 and something pages, and literally understood nothing and took nothing out of that experience. My brother advised me to just put it away and come back to it when I’m ready, which I did about 12 months later and it’s extraordinary because I read the same book but this time I opened up my mind. I put aside my pre-conditioned ideas, my pre-conditioned beliefs and views. And that was a great first step because a lot of the things that I couldn’t see the first time round I saw now and it was quite extraordinary. Everything was there, and yet the first time I couldn’t see it, I couldn’t hear it.
I was living a life based on power, fame, fortune and glory and without subconsciously knowing but now understanding why, just feeding my insecurities, feeding my need for validation and reinforcement, as most people do. And in that state it’s not easy to see something that tries to go deeper because I’ve created this bubble, I’ve created this world and it’s working: “I’m going okay, I’m a dad, I’m a husband, have kids and I’m running a business. I’ve got good friends, I’ve got a good house.” So it’s a really tough barrier to break. It’s like, “Okay, so let’s say you’re right, let’s say the information is right. Then what? What do you want me to do? Do you want me to change who I am? Do you want me to stop being an egocentric, angry male, which I am? What am I going to do, just transform overnight into someone that’s gentle and loving and cooperative?”
So for me that ‘deaf effect’ was very, very strong and very, very real. You know this information is very, very powerful and it’s just that it takes time. So I eventually got through the ‘deaf effect’ with a lot of support and just being patient; being patient and re-reading, dealing with the emotions. You know there are emotions — there’s initially an element of fear and there’s uncertainty, confusion. But eventually it’s just ecstasy — when you read and listen with an open mind, it’s ecstasy. Beating the ‘deaf effect’ is certainly my greatest achievement!
Before I came across this information, I now realise that I was a ‘power addict’, what we would refer to in the old world as a control freak, with an addiction to power at a subconscious level [the ‘power addicted’ state is explained in chapter 8:16D of FREEDOM]. And that power doesn’t have to be a world-conquering power; it’s your own power, it’s the power of getting a degree, the power of running a business, the power of being the life of the party. It’s just the power and the energy and the feeding off that need for reinforcement, and the egocentricity that just inevitably comes with that. What I needed to realise was how much that power was important to me to reinforce my own goodness, because I didn’t know if I was good. There’s a part of me that was wrestling with this underlying question: “Am I good or am I bad?” It’s there, it’s festering below the surface and that’s what feeds your behaviour. And to break free of that, to be able to see that clearly now, can only be done when you’re understood, when you understand yourself. Certainly, being able to see that now, and appreciate the necessity of that strategy, has been gold for me, it’s absolutely gold.
Without this understanding I wouldn’t be able to admit all of my behaviours and strategies because I was too insecure. That’s the strategy we had to adopt. That’s the amazing paradox with this: none of that’s condemning, that’s the heroic part. We built up the denial and the blocks so well that, in my case, that delusion was my reality. And delusion is not a dirty word in the context of this conversation. So that’s heroic. It’s a different me [now]. I look at that Ari of two or three years ago and that person is a distant memory. So that’s the message: this information is so powerful and so true that you don’t have to fear. You can look at yourself, you can rat on yourself, you can laugh at yourself, because you’re completely defended and you’re a hero.
I look at the world now with totally different eyes. When you see the madness in yourself, then you can see it everywhere and then that’s where the compassion kicks in, because you want everybody to not have to suffer that condition, to not have to live in a mad world without ever knowing it’s mad. That’s an awful place to be.
That’s the power of Jeremy’s explanations. There’s no fantasy here, there’s no myth, there’s no pretending, there’s no dogma. It’s just an explanation of ourselves and as confronting as that is the first time around, what could possibly be more important than knowledge, knowledge of yourself.
On a personal level, the information has helped me massively; it’s helped me in my relationship with my wife, it’s helped me in my relationship with my children, and it’s helped me in my relationship with my friends and my staff. I still run a business, we have partners, we’ve got staff. There’s an inherent, instant compassion.
So you see, the information is very, very clear. There is no condemnation. There is no shame. There is no guilt. As humans, whatever we did, whenever we did it, we were a product of a condition that just magnified in size as each generation went on. It wasn’t a choice. We were born into this and we had to go through certain processes, including Resignation at a young age [Resignation is the psychological process whereby adolescents wrestle with and ‘resign’ to the horror of the human condition]. That’s the heroic path: we accepted the battle, we corrupted our soul, and we continued the fight until all of the understandings were there.
I know that everyone is fundamentally good at base. I sympathise with my kids and every human that’s lost touch with their child-self, because we had to, and that includes my own children; I had to realise that they’ve gone through a process of Resignation that was largely because of my behaviour. So my compassion for them and for all children today is beyond anything that was possible pre-understanding.
So as a dad and a husband: my wife and I, like all couples, we fight, we love each other. We’ve been married 27 years, but we fight because we don’t understand each other. Men and women are different, and we got told that — but we never got told why or how or what it means. And Jeremy explains it; he explains so succinctly the different strategies we had to adopt as men and women to deal with the human condition. So I have compassion for my wife, I understand her journey, both on an individual and at a gender level. And she can understand me, which is just fantastic! [The difference between men and women is explained in Freedom Essay 26: Men and women reconciled.]
This information will completely liberate everybody and free you of all of the uncertainty. And it’s not describable — our vocabulary unfortunately hasn’t caught up with the excitement that this information brings. The words aren’t there. This is just Jeremy joining the dots — biological first principle based explanation of the human condition. Very, very simple — a reconciliation of all the fossil and anthropological evidence, the biology, the science, the religion. Jeremy’s researched and connected all the pieces of the jigsaw together and it makes perfect sense.
"Jeremy’s explanations are more meaningful than any brain can possibly imagine. I mean what more meaningful life can anybody hope for than to be able to share these understandings, to share this explanation — well, to at least engage in discussions about them — to help people open up their mind and to give them the knowledge about how heroic we are as a species. We actually now have a pathway…I won’t use the word redemption…but a pathway to healing! It’s the greatest pathway, the greatest gift anybody could have given us. Freedom’s the greatest word — freedom.
Transcript of Christos Akritidis WTM Melbourne Centre Video
Hi, my name is Christos Akritidis, I’m 22 years old [at time of filming] and I’m part of the Melbourne World Transformation Movement in Australia. My formal education is a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science, and I currently work as a strength and conditioning coach in Melbourne.
I’ve been fortunate enough in the last four years to not only delve into these insights in my life, but also to have experienced several people around me also derive an immense amount of relief, excitement, optimism and freedom from their own sort of preoccupation with ‘Am I good or am I bad?’, the underlying question that burns at the heart of every human.
There’s nothing more that I’d like to bring into the world now than to just help any individual and every individual understand these insights, because I have no doubt that I know the immense relief and love and joy, and just honesty and liberation, reconciliation — I could go on all day with words — but all those things, that it now brings to human life, things that almost seem unreal; and the ability to actually properly understand ourselves and our place in the world without a single bit of doubt or a shred of insecurity again, just makes me so excited!
You can just see the fundamental goodness in each other and genuinely start to sympathise with each other’s situation, which just makes the relationship unlike anything you experienced prior to understanding the human condition.
So I really, really encourage everyone to look into this. Yes, these insights will appear confronting at first, because it has just been a long, ‘no-go-zone’ subject for all of us, myself included. I’m no exception; I couldn’t hear the information at first, but I persevered, and sure enough, if you stick it out and you just give it a chance a whole unimaginable world opens up of clarity, and just the ability to own yourself properly for the first time, and there is an immeasurable amount of happiness that awaits after that.
These insights no doubt saved my life and there’s no looking back for me, and I’d love nothing more than to help others do the same.
I came across the World Transformation Movement, and in particular Jeremy Griffith’s definitive book FREEDOM, through my uncle, Sam, who’s actually a co-founder of the World Transformation Movement Centre in Melbourne. I was at the age of about 18, and my uncle had been a long-time supporter of these insights, and there’s a lot of change one goes through when adjusting from being an adolescent to being an adult in the world. There is a lot of unexplained madness, not only in the world, but in myself, and most of which, in fact all of it, I just couldn’t look at. Like most people I wasn’t really looking to find an answer or explain myself, I just didn’t even want to go there; it was a ‘no-go-zone’. But I was fortunate enough to have my uncle who had already understood the human condition by reading and studying Jeremy Griffith’s insights into it, and from there he was able to connect me to the subject and explain basically how it made sense of my entire life: from why I was angry and pissed off with the world, why I was insecure, basically where my capacity for both ‘good’ and ‘evil’ came from — where it stemmed from — where that duality in my behaviour came from. And also where the duality in the environments I was in came from: why wasn’t my family ideal, and why weren’t they always cooperative and loving, and why were people dogmatic with each other, and why we were manipulative. You know, just the differences you deal with at schools, and between mates, and just in the world.
And slowly but surely I actually started to be able to hear, and then see, what it was my uncle was talking about. And then at some point I had built enough courage to want to undergo my own quest for truth; to understand what it was that I was actually here to do, and what it was that was fuelling all the madness around me. And that was when I decided to read FREEDOM for myself, and almost immediately, the excitement and relief that I got from reading the book was immense because I could verify and validate that everything Jeremy Griffith was talking about with regard to the human condition was absolutely true.
The insights are just so honest and that is confronting; that was confronting for me at the beginning, but the more I delved into it the more I just saw that the incredible compassion and honesty that made sense of every part of my being — and everything that had ever underlied any bit of uncertainty or insecurity in my life — slowly but surely just tied all the loose ends. It allowed me to see my own story and my position in the world properly and honestly for the first time.
And then from there was just an incredible journey of unravelling the truth about myself, and being able to see the fundamental goodness in myself. But what’s incredible about understanding the human condition is that through Jeremy’s ‘instinct vs intellect’ explanation, the common lie that we’ve all necessarily had to adopt — that we have savage animalistic instincts and that’s the cause of our mad behaviour and that it’s our brain’s job to parent it — turns out to be the exact opposite that science now actually explains. And for me it was amazingly obvious and yet relieving to know that humans actually have loving, cooperative instincts, and that it was when our conscious mind went in search of knowledge that the two [instincts and intellect] came into a clash over the management of the individual’s life in each and every human, and in myself. It was the brain retaliating; the instincts expected a certain way of behaviour, and the brain retaliated, and became angry, egocentric and alienated, or as Jeremy terms, ‘upset’.
But the beauty of understanding that [clash and the ‘upset’ state it produced] is that it’s the angry, egocentric and violent behaviour that we need to love and understand, and that was what I learned to love and understand in myself. And it was only through that [self-understanding and compassion] that I could genuinely start to become free of my own anger, my own retaliations, my own indifference to others, and my own anger, which was fuelled by an insecurity that needed knowledge. The only thing that was going to settle that in me was knowledge of myself — I needed to see how I was fundamentally good in all this. Despite having been an angry, indifferent, divisive individual in my life, underlying all that was that I was still good and there was a very good reason for that.
And Jeremy just explains it so holistically. He credits some of the most honest, profound thinkers in human history and collates them all in one holistic view of the human journey that ties together things like differences between men and women, and difference between races, and polarized politics. It just gets to the bottom of every single controversial topic that has perplexed mankind for so long, and explains it so rationally, so logically, you almost think, ‘How didn’t we see this sooner?’
And yet it’s those exact answers that provide the incredibly optimistic, relieving and exciting future that is now available for all humans. The job has been so far to understand the human condition, first and foremost within ourselves, and how that translated into the world, and into all the angry, upset behaviour that we do live out every day. But it’s been a much too confronting subject to be able to acknowledge until eventually we were able to explain and defend the good reason for it, which is from my experience exactly what FREEDOM has done for me. And now I just have an incredible optimistic view, an exciting view, and it has helped me mend all my relationships with everyone around me because I don’t have to be operating from the basis of ‘I’m not good’ anymore. I get to live each day operating from the basis of knowing my fundamental goodness, and genuinely being absolutely sure in that, because I’ve got a scientific, first principle, biology-based explanation that I can refer to any time if I ever have any uncertainties.
For me with Jeremy’s work, I mean I could really talk for hours on end about how many incredible connections there are to make, but a really big one for me was definitely the Adam Stork story which just so beautifully depicts the clash between the ‘instinct vs intellect’ in a way that has never been depicted before, where for once, the angry, egocentric and alienated guy, or girl, is actually the hero of the story of life on Earth, because that was the job — to search for understanding — and for so long have those traits been condemned in humans, and looked at as bad and undesirable, and for the first time science has the capacity to actually be able to explain and defend and know the good reason for those behaviours having become present in humanity in the first place. And for me that was incredibly relieving, because only now after understanding the human condition do I see how much my life was spent escaping, and not thinking about, and deriving relief from those parts of myself that only ever concluded that I was bad, until I had the very good reason and defence and biological explanation that Jeremy gives us into why it is that I do have these behaviours and I present these behaviours. And more importantly, how I’m still good despite having been all that. So that brought incredible relief to me.
The second thing was that being an eldest son it was incredibly important for me to understand my own father’s egocentricity because growing up as a son I always wanted Dad’s love. And as I got older it became quite combative between me and my father, because you start to retaliate. And really, I started to see in my Dad things I didn’t like about myself, and it was only again through understanding the human condition within myself that it dissipated that to the degree where I’m able to have a genuine, honest, great relationship with my father, and understand the amazing heroics, and see the goodness in the degree of egocentricity someone like my father has had to have to partake in the human journey, as opposed to resenting it, which was just coming from my retaliation of not knowing why it is that this behaviour was present, and why I was subjected to it. And I’m just able to leave that whole mess behind! And it does wonders for any part of a relationship and that’s just an example of it.
And I’ve been fortunate enough that my Dad actually has now been able to understand the human condition as well, which has just paved a gateway for a whole different kind of relationship that I never actually expected I’d experience in my life-time, and I imagine that a lot of young men don’t expect to experience with their father on a certain genuine level, where it’s okay to reintroduce sensitivity and honesty, and all the old egocentric hierarchies can just go, and you can just talk to your father on an equal footing, honestly about the world, and you can just see the fundamental goodness in each other, and genuinely start to sympathise with each other’s situation, which just makes the relationship unlike anything you experienced prior to understanding the human condition.
I’ve been fortunate enough in the last four years to not only delve into these insights in my life, but also to have experienced several people around me also derive an immense amount of relief, excitement, optimism and freedom from their own sort of preoccupation with ‘am I good or am I bad?’, the underlying question that burns at the heart of every human.
There’s nothing more that I’d like to bring into the world now than to just help any individual and every individual understand these insights, because I have no doubt that I know the immense relief and love and joy, and just honesty and liberation, reconciliation — I could go on all day with words — but all those things that it now brings to human life, things that almost seem unreal; and the ability to actually properly understand ourselves and our place in the world without a single bit of doubt or a shred of insecurity again, just makes me so excited!
And I love nothing more than to be able to support it. So I really, really encourage everyone to look into it. Yes, these insights will appear confronting at first, because it has just been a long, ‘no-go-zone’ subject for all of us, myself included. I’m no exception; I couldn’t hear the information at first, but I persevered, and sure enough, if you stick it out and you just give it a chance a whole unimaginable world opens up of clarity, and just the ability to own yourself properly for the first time, and there is an immeasurable amount of happiness that awaits after that.
These insights no doubt saved my life and there’s no looking back for me, and I’d love nothing more than to help others do the same. So I really, really encourage anyone who’s interested to give it a really good crack. Watch THE Interview and the first four videos on the website. They’re all so amazing. Visit and get in contact with the team if you’ve got any concerns because we’re all here to help.
There is just an incredibly exciting conclusion for all humans now. We are all good and we’ve been waiting for these answers, and we just needed the proof, and we’ve got that!
Transcript of Alex Akritidis WTM Melbourne Centre Video
Hi, my name’s Alex Akritidis; I’m 19 years old [at time of filming] and I support the World Transformation Movement (WTM) Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
I just wanted to start off talking about the really important subject of [the psychological process whereby adolescents wrestle with and ‘resign’ to the horror of the human condition] — just to give a bit of context to what I want to read about, which is my experience with Resignation.
Basically, when the state of the human condition in a person becomes extreme during adolescence, that insecurity about the imperfections within them and the world around becomes unbearably depressing, because there’s just no answers to any of your childhood questions — and the whole world is in denial, so they can’t give you the answers. And so, in order to cope, that person has no choice — because they’re just so guilt ridden by this point — but to resign themselves; to cut all ties with their soul, with that childhood innocence inside, and to pursue a world of power, fame, fortune and glory in order to seek enough reinforcement to keep at bay that insecurity. So it’s really extreme what the human race has had to go through, but now we’ve got the answers.
My experience of Resignation, that I happen to remember, I recently wrote down: [Reading] “After completing Year 9 [in secondary school] when I was 15 years old, during the summer holidays I did absolutely nothing but stay in my room, in the darkness, preoccupied with my phone all day, everyday. I never went out of my room; curtains down, lights off. I was so nutrient deficient and dehydrated, I would get up off my bed and see stars and feel a fainting sensation. I barely ate food, I barely spoke to my siblings, barely spoke to my parents; I would walk past everyone like I was in a different dimension. The alienation was so strong, I just felt like I didn’t connect to anyone. Every time I walked out of my room, I felt like I walked into condemnation. Every person personified the reasons why I felt I wasn’t good enough as a person. Those summer holidays was when I felt like I had become schizophrenic. I projected an imaginary scenario each day of around four people on each side of my room that I received some sort of validation from. I couldn’t bear the agony anymore of the exposure of the imperfections within me and within the world.
So the following year, after the summer holidays I started Year 10 as if I had hopped into a completely new body. I was numb and felt like a new person, as if I had shed my soul from my body. I was completely absorbed by my masks and coping strategies. I was so embedded into denial that I could no longer acknowledge any imperfections within me, and I fully subscribed to and my victim mentality to extract reinforcement from my surroundings.”
So at that point I just became soul dead, a walking zombie.
Yeah, this was my experience of Resignation and it was very real. I had completely blocked it [the process of Resignation] out, like I’d cut it out of my life, and had thrown it away into the darkness; it was just so depressing, it wasn’t a thought that I’d want to remember. So, I finally remembered it after putting the pieces together with people around me talking about how I was at that stage of life.
Before I resigned I remember — and I think this was because I had some exposure of the undertsanding of the human condition before [resigning] so I could look at things a bit more honestly — and I remember just being in the playground or wherever in Year 9 or Year 8, and by Year 9 actually you could tell people started resigning, and I would go to people naively and be like, ‘You know you’re that person that, you know, a couple of years ago you said you wouldn’t become, that you used to look at the older kids like that and now you’ve become like that!’ — and I’d naively say that, but I was just so shocked that everyone had just completely changed, and everyone became so much more alienated. And even my friends, when I said that to them — because it was just this inner thought that was starting to frustrate me because why was everyone changing so much — and I would ask them that, ‘What happened? Don’t you remember saying that?’ and they just didn’t say anything, or they felt I sort of criticised that part of them and so they would say, ‘Oh, I was stupid, I was naive back then, I didn’t know’. They just criticised that state of mind and it was just so shocking to me.
I feel like Year 9 was just the most alienated time at school, the most conflict — you could just see that everybody was just reaching that ‘breaking point’ where they just had to never look back at the imperfections within them, because they’re just not getting any answers and no reinforcement, so you could just see everybody just ‘bang’, resigned. And it was so clear.
It’s almost like if I hadn’t resigned, I just wouldn’t have had friends because everybody was just resigning. If I didn’t resign, I would have been that ‘condemning conscience’. Resigned people can always sense that when people are more attached to their soul, and that’s why kids are so condemning in their honesty. Before Resignation, you still have that sensitivity in you, and the dramatic difference after resigning is that I just felt like a numb person just absorbed by all my masks. It was crazy what humans have to go through to cope with the human condition.
When I resigned, I felt so alienated; you just feel so numb, but you’ve just resigned into this world now where you can just just block-out any confrontation with the human condition, and just keep getting reinforcement, and you get to participate with everybody in that hard-core search for knowledge, but they’re just going through that conflict inside constantly, and it’s just building and building, and you’re just getting nowhere.
I remember in Year 10 I was, ‘Oh wow, I feel like I’m on the same level as everybody now’, it felt like I’d become a part of that world — you know, that terrible, crippling world — but it was the only way I could get reinforcement. So this has just like changed my life. I remember the moment the information sunk in enough that I just saw that this is the solution to the world’s problems. I was on cloud nine. And it brought me and my brother together because me and my brother had opposite strategies [for managing life] — opposite strategies — and there was just no way in the resigned world without understanding that we were ever going to get along. And the same with my other siblings, and my family. Before the information, my family was so dysfunctional and we would go out parading as if our family was more functional than others and then now it’s like I can see how dysfunctional it was and it’s so relieving to now lift that burden of guilt. And obviously the rest of my family has this understanding, so we can all just come together. And now I can just understand the world and people don’t irritate me like they did before, because if anything I just feel sympathy for them because you know where they’re coming from; you actually relate to everybody more than your resigned brain thinks. [Before you understand the human condition] you literally are going through the same battle as everybody. But then you just get the information and you understand it and now I can just build this new world inside of my brain. I can just live with security in the information. It’s just so relieving!
It’s just going to eliminate every problem out there. I always have visions of everybody just being at one, adults and kids, no hierarchy — they’re all just playing together and there’s just unconditional nurturing and everyone is — not from a non-understanding point of view, not controlled by instincts — finally genuinely able to behave cooperatively and lovingly, through understanding, and it’s just crazy; it’s just going to solve all the world’s problems. I can see every problem right now is run by the human condition and once this understanding gets out there, everybody’s just going to come together. I’m so excited for what the world can come up with once everybody can come together after understanding the information; the things we would come up with as a collective is just going to be ridiculous.
It’s so important now that everybody just get in touch with the WTM, because it’s just going to change your life. The exposure of the information is confronting but it’s just coming from the most compassionate position; it’s not telling you off, it’s literally being compassionate towards you. We’ve never had that in the world before. All our behaviour has just been condemned and now you’ve got someone, Jeremy Griffith, who’s actually putting understanding into your human condition, and just compassionately understanding you, and it’s just going to bring you a whole new world, a whole new world of security and relief. Your body is just going to feel much more better. You’re going to be in a positive headspace, so yeah.
Transcript of Nicoletta Akritidis WTM Melbourne Centre Video
Hi, I’m Nicoletta Akritidis and I’m the luckiest person to be part of the World Transformation Movement Melbourne Centre, which aims to present information about biologist Jeremy Griffith’s understandings about the human condition — on human behaviour; why humans behave the way they do; are humans good or are they bad?
I was introduced to this information around the age of 14 by my uncle and ever since then it has changed my life completely. I have gotten a much better relationship with my siblings, from fighting every day, or most days, and just not being able to understand each other, to now when I can finally understand everyone — like my brothers; we’ve all got different strategies: one is quite ‘power-addicted’ and egocentric [the ‘power addicted’, egocentric state is explained in of Jeremy’s book FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition]. That’s kind of similar to my dad as well, and all the men in my family — always kind of being oppressive and telling me what to do — but through the information I’ve been able to understand where that’s coming from, and I can understand the role that men have played in the whole journey of understanding the human condition [see and ].
The first 18 months when my dad discovered the information he was writing some really good stuff, and having little moments of honesty, but it was really difficult to actually let that truth out and it’s quite confronting to express your real emotions; no-one’s ever been able to speak truthfully about this subject, especially to your young kids and your family. You feel very vulnerable. So it took a bit of time till he got really comfortable with that, but I’ve definitely seen recently a big transformation within him. I guess he’s coming from a base where he genuinely feels defended and good, and he’s not so insecure about himself as much because he’s got the defense [of understanding the human condition].
And also with my dad — everyone really, all adults — I love when Jeremy says how you can understand why people have so much frustration, like volcanic amounts of anger, because we’re suffering, and we’ve been suffering, from the human condition, for two million years. That’s massive, it’s so long! [The frustration and anger in humans is explained in ] So to understand why all that frustration, anger, everything, has just built up and accumulated over those years, even genetically, it’s just so fundamentally important to understanding how everyone’s behaving and I just love that — and I can show so much more compassion to adults, to everyone really.
Just simply by me understanding myself, and everyone around me, it’s made me a much more compassionate, understanding person and if every single person in the world is able to absorb this information, digest it, and do that within themselves, it will literally just skyrocket the world to becoming a much more peaceful, happy, loving place that we’ve all wanted and we’ve all wanted to live in, but we’ve never been able to know how to [bring it about]. But now we actually have the answers to know how we can actually achieve a world that is loving, that is peaceful, in which everyone can be together and live really beautifully. So that’s a big thing in my life that’s really helped me and my family.
Most families, including my own, are so separated and everyone can’t stand what everyone’s going through; there’s so much difference between ages — one minute everyone will all be together, then in the next year people will be isolating in their rooms, dealing with the human condition, but no one can actually acknowledge that, and I think everyone feels like it’s such an ‘alone’ thing, and the family is meant to be something that represents togetherness and love, but that’s not really common now because we haven’t ever understood the human condition. I think this understanding has really helped bring my family together, especially between the men and women in my family. I have a sister and a mum, and I’ve got two brothers and a dad, and I think not having to always fight and have conflicting thoughts about things helps so much. When you can’t stand each other, you’re always conflicting, always fighting; my parents were always fighting, at one stage really badly, and now they don’t fight as much, and nowhere near to the extent that they used to, because they can understand each other. They can own up to their parts to play in the argument which just helps everything. We are genuinely a much more together, happy, secure family, not all the time of course, but you don’t need to fake that anymore to the world because it’s actually true a lot of the time — we are happy and actually loving and living with each other so genuinely and excitedly. We play board games together, we always have family barbecues together; we can actually spend hours on end all together, talking about the truth, speaking honestly. Just being able to enjoy each other’s company is so special where families can’t nowadays; people don’t understand each other, everyone feels condemned by everyone around them, and you just can’t talk deeply and honestly, and I think that’s so special that we have that connection and I just want to make every person in the world be able to have the connection that I have with my family. One day every family — I mean the whole world will be one big family — but immediate families can spend time with each other, can actually truly love each other and feel connected. That’s a really nice vision to have.
In terms of understanding me, I went through a lot but I was lucky to get this understanding when I was 14, so before [the psychological process whereby adolescents wrestle with and ‘resign’ to the horror of the human condition], before the period where you’re trying to understand the world, asking questions about everything. But I always felt really alone at school. I had a whole bunch of friends and I was always laughing and stuff, but I didn’t feel completely whole within myself, and I always felt like something was missing, like I was kind of an alien — like people didn’t understand me, and I always felt like I was a problem, I was annoying and I was always questioning that, and I always felt kind of ‘out of it’, so having this understanding just made me feel so connected to everybody. I could understand my situation, and understand what everyone’s going through around me, especially when you’re 14, 15, going through Resignation and asking all the questions about the world. That helped me massively; I didn’t need to feel so lonely anymore and so insecure about my friendships and everything because I had the understanding, so that helped massively.
As I was saying, I felt lonely, every person has always felt lonely, every human feels like they’re suffering from their own individual problems, but understanding the macro just puts everything into the whole context that all humans have been going on the same journey. All our little stories have all led up to this final day where we are able to get the information and have all the answers that we’ve wanted for ages, so I really love how it connects everyone together. It puts everyone’s journeys into one whole journey of humanity, and now that we’ve gone through all the bad stuff, we can now come out of the good end, all finally free of all the burden of insecurities, and all the psychosis that we’ve had to suffer. I really love that.
I think what’s so important to be able to realise, and work towards, is a future where kids no longer have to suffer going through Resignation, suffering all the ‘not knowing’ of not being able to understand the world, not being able to understand themselves and their feelings. And also, finally being able to explain to kids what’s going on means they won’t have to pretend that nothing’s going on, because they won’t be blocked-out [suffer from psychological denial of the human condition], because they’ll have this information and that will help so many kids not go through what we’ve all gone through and what everyone’s gone through. No more pain, no more suffering, has to happen.
For me, knowing that I went through that pain and acknowledging the unjust condemnation, criticism, and all the unjust suffering that I went through just motivates me so much more to support the World Transformation Movement, and support this work, because I’m helping lead humanity to a world where children won’t need to suffer anymore — to a world free of the human condition — and that brings so much excitement and joy to me that we can lead to a world where kids won’t need to suffer anymore and I think it’s just so important.
Yeah, it’s just so exciting to think that we can actually achieve a world where everyone’s cooperative and loving; where the world of kids and the world of adults won’t need to be confused about each other. We can all be one together, and I think that’s so special.
I want to support the WTM because I know that this is the life-saving change that the whole world needs. I know that this can save every single human on the planet. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life and I constantly support it by going on the WTM’s website, , and being active on the forums, on social media. I always try to spread this information to the world, and do as many good, positive comments that I can, because it’s changed my life so drastically and I really want that to happen for the world. And as you can see behind me [see main image above], I have all these pictures, really transforming stuff, that gets me into a really good, fun, happy mindset [the WTM has many pictures and posters that can be downloaded freely from ]. I wake up and look at this wall behind me and I’m starting my day from a basis that I am fundamentally good. I don’t go through my day feeling bad, having to try and find more wins, more ways to reinforce myself that I am good, because I’ve already started my day off feeling good, so I can just continue every day feeling free and relaxed, not getting defensive, not getting caught up in my insecurities, because I’m living securely through the information. I think that’s just so awesome, and so transforming. It’s just so different if I look back to how I was living three or four years ago before this information, when I didn’t understand anything, and now I understand everything and I think that that’s just so awesome and it’s changed my life so much and I want everyone else’s life to change just like mine did, for the better [laughing happily].
Written by Ari Akritidis, September 7, 2022.
Con Antonopoulos, treasured friend and member of the WTM, sadly passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2022. Con was born with spina bifida. Disabled from birth, he struggled his way through life feeling ‘less human’ than those around him. He was teased a lot at school and it was hard. He spent much of his life in and out of hospitals never really loving himself enough to take care of himself. He experienced kidney failure in his 40s and was put on a transplant waiting list. His kidney function got down to 13% a few years ago and he literally had months to live. Even though WTM Melbourne member Lucky (Angelo Sarandakis) and I had gone to school with Con, we lost touch until about 3 years ago when we saw him at Lucky’s shop. He heard Lucky and I talking about the human condition. He said, ‘I just want to know why those kids tortured me at school’. I thought it would be a near impossible task, given his personal experiences and challenges for him to access these understandings of the human condition. After all, to most people he had never had a win in his life but somehow soldiered on.
He bought FREEDOM and struggled through 40 pages over about 6 months. One day I said to Lucky, ‘let’s go to Con’s house, what have we got to lose?’ We went. Con read some more and then some more and then joined the WTM Facebook Group and then one day BANG! Jeremy’s love/understanding flowed through his veins and bones like Niagara Falls. He looked like the happiest person on Earth. Lucky, Con and I had a great Zoom call together with Tony Miall from WTM Sydney which you can watch some extracts of in this post on the WTM Facebook Group.
Soon after that Con recorded this video with the WTM. He loved the WTM. He loved himself for the first time. We would laugh and he was always smiling and telling Lucky and I how much he felt sorry for all the doctors and nurses at the hospital because they were lost in their own human condition and in denial of this most obvious truth. Jeremy has quoted Christ speaking of a time when the meek will inherit the Earth. The tables had turned. Con was now very human and understood everything he ever wanted to know. He participated in this wonderful community and wrote some awesome Facebook Group posts. The last 12 months of his life he would wake up and say ‘what a beautiful day’ and he wanted everyone to know what that felt like. Yes it is sad he left us early but he lived more this last year than a thousand lifetimes in the dark cave of denial. He was the evidence that this truth can resuscitate even the most traumatised of people. He never gave up and his life was meaningful.
This is an extract from one of Con’s wonderfully appreciative Facebook Group posts: “Understanding our own human condition, our personal psychosis is an important reality we must all face, dealing with it equally as important. Jeremy Griffith’s life’s work gives us the roadmap to understanding not only the symptoms but the cause of our human psychosis or human condition…His books and all his other works form the complete basis for a new human understanding and the foundational base from which a new world can emerge.”
To read more about the Transformation that the explanation of the human condition makes possible, see Freedom Essay 15, How understanding the human condition can immediately transform your and every other human’s life and save the world.