Episode 18 – True Intelligence & The State of the World


Ever wondered why and how we can consider ourselves intelligent as a race while the world is in the state it is?

What is true intelligence then, if all we deem as intelligent has failed us so badly?

Academia, retaining a strong bias towards recall as a measure of intelligence, has its own rather firm idea.

Almost every one of us, in our own way, thinks we’re the smartest person in the room.

Yet we, who have developed super-computers, can travel to the moon and communicate instantly across the globe through cellular phones and the internet, have never remotely solved the problems of war, domestic violence, jealousy, greed and corruption.

We ravage our own bodies, and callously denigrate others – even those we declare we love – while maintaining we are an intelligent species. In fact, the most intelligent species.

How can this be?

Serge Benhayon and Rebecca Asquith explore the ramifications and deliver us an elegantly simple explanation.


  • Sarah Flenley August 27, 2020   Reply →

    Many a night I sit down for dinner with SBTV for company and no matter how many times I have watched an episode there is always something new I learn or gain a deeper understanding of life. Thank you all.

  • Mary March 19, 2020   Reply →

    What a brilliant question Rebecca is asking because how many of us would think in such a way that we actually stop and ask ourselves what is driving the human body to act in such a way that we harm ourselves and others without ever questioning why we act in the ways that we do. It’s almost as though we are robotic. If we stop to just mull over the first few sentences it really does not make any sense at all.

  • matilda February 25, 2020   Reply →

    The way of living discussed in this interview is very real and very accessible for us all. And I love how it breaks the belief about one person or a small number of people not being able to make a difference. We really can and this sparks me up with responsibility.

  • Mary February 17, 2020   Reply →

    I feel that what has been shared can be applied everywhere in the work force. When people are competing against each other for acceptance and or recognition then there is no chance to work in cooperation with each other where more could be achieved and this lack of cooperation goes all the way up to the CEO. When we make it about money and profit first it unsettles an already unsettled work force and they become even more stressed, over worked and lacking in vitality.

  • Melinda Knights February 15, 2020   Reply →

    What a deeply beautiful interview, thank you. I had so much wisdom, love, and joy as a child, and many children do, I didn’t need life experience because I was already aligned to my soul and all of its intelligence. That wisdom was temporarily lost when I entered the education system and life became about how much information I could memorise, and sure some of that is needed, but it squashed me and reduced me away from that love and wisdom into the recall style of intelligence. Nothing has ever made sense to me but love and equality with my human brothers, anything less than that and we see the disharmony, misery and lack of well-being that is prevalent in society today, which I also lived until I returned to my soul.

  • Mary February 14, 2020   Reply →

    I know someone who is studying for a degree and it seems to me there is a repetition of what others have written before them and the exam questions are so narrow that there is not a single chance of writing outside the box of the narrow parameters that have been set by the questions. So basically it’s just repetition of someone else’s view. But what if what that person wrote was not the truth? Then we have a scenario that all those people who are taking that particular degree all regurgitating nonsense where is the intelligence in that? It then makes sense to me that if we are all regurgitating nonsense then no wonder the world is in the mess that it is in. If we are so clever why do we still have financial crashes, poverty, uneven distribution of wealth and why are we so sick?

    • Matilda Bathurst February 25, 2020   Reply →

      All super important questions to ask. I like it Mary. What about also adding, ‘Why are we not asking these questions every day in our homes, newspapers, schools etc?’

      • Mary March 18, 2020   Reply →

        Exactly Matilda, what is it we don’t want to be aware of instead we are constantly trying to ‘fix’ our society. The wheels are coming off the wagon so to speak but instead of asking why and looking at the details, we turn the wagon into a hovercraft to get over the problem of the wheels falling off. That to me is not intelligence but pure waywardness of not wanting to see what is there to be seen. Eventually we are going to have to own up to the mess we have all contributed to and clean it up.

  • Mary February 13, 2020   Reply →

    I have watched every episode so far presented by Serge Benhayon, some episodes more than others but to me they represent a cookie trail towards understanding what life is truly about and not what have been led to believe and therefore insist it should be. Our current way of life set up isn’t working, I feel we have failed miserably, we keep propping up the model which has so many holes in it now it resembles Swiss Cheese.

  • Viktoria February 13, 2020   Reply →

    Watching this episode and seeing the openness of both Serge and Rebecca fills me up with so much joy. Thank you for this guys.

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