Cities, Nature and Rousseau: Love is Blindness

Jul 10, 2018

A serious insight from “Pole Apart” (a Pink Floyd’s song) surprises me because I never thought we’d lose that light in our eyes. Was Rousseau a jealous person?

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Rousseau hailed nature and a noble savage because he failed to cope with evolution. I met a lot of jealous people and it’s always the same story: a fight for power and justice. Who is the judge who can say science and progress are a burden?

The fact that some people fail at something makes them forget they succeeded at something else. Even if it’s Tetris or Carmageddon. Who can say today competition is over and it was better before?

It’s sad because for somebody to win, someone has to lose. And maybe revenge will surely come. But commentators will decide on that complex matter. If we lose that light in our eyes, what will happen?

Determined Smile: The Good Old Days Have Gone

If you still think of the 60s as a wonderful era, think again. At that time, women’s liberation came creeping all across the nation and every guy started dating a man. But the animal reign reminds us that we are animals, even though we are able to self-criticism.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the music from the 60s and 70s. But the AIDS epidemic in the 80s should remind us that opportunism is lurking and our cousins on other planets might make contact with us and laugh at us because we’re still revering planet Earth.

Planet Earth is wonderful but are we sure we are close to exhausting its resources? The Earth is alive and it sends us small signals to help us. It was a gift from God for our sins in the classroom and we should take care of her.

But we know the Sun will die in 5 million years and the Earth will as a result.

The Mirror Will Help Except With Sales

What will become in the next years of humanity? Our only goal should be at least having another planet to rely on in case something happens to planet Earth. How much pressure have we put on the planet exactly?

We know capitalism and communism have failed and I will not talk about anarchy. A civilization that is exhausted will also die. That’s what happened to the Byzantine empire when the Ottomans brought their A-game.

The mirror says that 90% of us doesn’t evolve. That’s too much, more than a lots. Humanity is lost with horizons that don’t agree and everybody knew that, in 2012, the Maya prophecy was going to annihilate us.

But we formed an alliance with responsible people. Because our children are lost for words. As far as I’m concerned, I could agree with Rousseau only if I could understand why my heart beats like a hammer.

Let The Guilty Hang With A Boomerang

Talking about uncertainty, I know the Earth is alive. That’s why we should rush on another planet just to relieve the burden on her. Our only goal should be at least one Earth-like planet.

But thanks to the concept of a safe distance, the possibilities are big. We’re talking about billions of galaxies with billions of stars. When we reach a safe distance, 80% of planetary systems will be hospitable (even though horrors should not be excluded).

We know from sociology that deviance can become a norm. That’s why we have to define a norm and an acceptable deviation. We could also invoke moments from the 3rd and 4th order (skewness and kurtosis) to monitor our societies.

Take Gangnam Style for example. How far are the Koreans from Europeans? I will be bold: I like the video and it makes me laugh but it’s a one-hit wonder. You have to have a standard of performance.

What If We Lose That Light In Our Eyes?

As a conclusion, I think that nature has something to teach us but civilized man also should take the power back. Now is a critical time because only a small passage will determine if we make it on another Earth-like planet or not (a reasonable request).

Gravitational waves have helped because we got new light through old windows. The price is not that expensive. Our children are asking for a safe distance between WW2 and the future.

Singing “nevermore” is useless. We need a resolution. As if Rousseau was a victim of WW2 and its aftermaths. I used to be a golden boy according to some norm but now I drifted in uncharted territory.

I got a strong impression from the 16th district of Paris and it’s all I ever knew of civilization. That’s why I’m asking to be saved. What if I lose that light in my eyes? They say eyes are the mirror of the soul.

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Did you know… it was all going to go so wrong for you
And did you see it was all going to be so right for me
Why did we tell you then
You were always the golden boy then
And that you’d never lose that light in your eyes

Hey you… did you ever realize what you’d become
And did you see that it wasn’t only me you were running from
Did you know all the time but it never bothered you anyway
Leading the blind while I stared out the steel in your eyes

The rain fell slow, down on all the roofs of uncertainty
I thought of you and the years and all the sadness fell away from me
And did you know…
I never thought that you’d lose that light in your eyes



Nicolas Sursock

Nicolas is a musician. His work now focuses on digesting 10000 songs of jazz, blues, soul, rock, funk and electronic. He plays the guitar if he's not blogging!