Heres a question: if were so advanced, if were so intelligent, if we understand so much about ourselves, about the universe why havent we already transcended the human condition? We hasnt humanity already transcended its own ideosyncracies why arent we already Gods?
Look: sky scrapers, iPhones, shops, technology were so advanced, were so intelligent, were not like previous generations they were just primative apes. Were so fulfilled, were so happy, were so elightened Maybe not
Now wait. Dont tell me science has the answers. Science says there was a big bang. Science says we evolved from apes. But these are theories just theories. These theories havent delivered a greater sense of completeness. These theories havent given us a greater groundedness, a greater joy, a deep knowingness, a deeper self-confidence. Theyre just theories. But its funny how easily theory can become fact if you say it enough times
Dont say its generally believed that, dont tell me well, theres a general consensus here No. You either know. Or you do not know.
Im not interested in a best guesses. Im not interested in the consensus. Im not interested in what is generally theorised or the accepted story, Im not interested in belief systems, ideologies, approximations, theories, suppositions, guesswork, religions. Theyve all been disproven, so why be arrogant to assume that todays theories wont be disproven too. The only thing that interests me is what can unoquivically be proven beyond all doubt to be true.
If you come from this frame, you realise we dont know shit about ourselves. We Humans have been innocent to the facts of who we are, where we come from, and what our purpose is. And if you look at history, you look at what has taken place on this Earth in the last 10,000 years youll see the products and actions of a species that is innocent: innocent to its true nature.
Youll see entire empires built on ideologies and belief systems, which came and went, building and breaking like a wave. Youll see amazing art and music, in honour of gods that never existed. Youll see incredible medical practices, based on the clumsiest science. You think were any better just because we have chemotherapy, vaccines, alternating current hmm, interesting. And of course youll see the bloodiest wars fought over the most dubious ideals. In short, the last 10,000 years have been a broken record.
I dont see a species that is enlightened I see eight billion beings, caught in survival mode, fed information in the form of either unoquivecal belief (religion), or best guesses (science), living in innocence to their true nature, their true purpose.
Now there have been people who have come along and have given us amazing insights into what it means to be human. And we credit these people. William Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Samuel Beckett these individuals showed us facets of the human condition and we celebrate them for their ability to represent the ideosyncracies of human behaviour.
But I return to my opening statement: for all the celebrated individuals who have come and shown us the failure of the human condition, name we one who has not only transcended that failure, but systemetized and formalized a way for all to transcend.
So you might say Tom, if you think so little of humanity, how can you walk down the street with a smile on your face how can you shake someones hand and smile and be sincere with the human race if nobody meets your high standards so this leads me to a distinction:
The vast majority of the eight billion beings on this planet are GOOD. And by GOOD, I mean they are innocent to the truth of who they really are. Even murderers yes, even murderers. Murderers are innocent to the truth of the human condition. Even rapists and pedophiles and politicians yes, them too! They are innocent to the truth of the human condition.
Does this mean these people are above the law? No it simply means they are playing out a role that is based on misinformation, just like the rest of us. This definition of good isnt religious it isnt about judgement. But it does allow a lot of room for forgiveness, dont you think?
So what then, is EVIL? Evil knows humanity to its core. Evil knows the entire function of the human genetic code. Evil knows humanitys every reaction and behavioural pattern. Evil knows humanity so deeply, Evil is able to exploit humanitys flaws so perfectly, Evil is able to toy with the human race, and ultimately use the human race for its own purpose. Not only does evil know every ideosyncracy of human nature, but it has developed systems and structures that are able to exploit human nature for its own purpose. What is that purpose… another video maybe, but it aint in humanitys best interest.
In my world view, there is Good, and there is Evil.
The human nesting instinct is very strong: the desire to build, to settle and raise a family very deep reflex in human beings. So, lets imagine that a family has the nesting instinct, they need to find a home. They go to the bank; they get a mortgage. This piece of paper gives them the money to buy the home it satisfies the nesting instinct. However, they true nature of the contract is not what they think.