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This post was inspired by a French song saying that we are not heroes because our mistakes are always there to remind us we’re not perfect. Are we robots?

I was reading an article about the subconscious mind. It seems we can be programmed. Then the humanity we display might be some memory of a time when we were children and seldom something was serious.

If life is not a joke, then maybe one could try to explain why it took us so long to reach the degree of science and progress we display today. It took humanity 7 million years to reach a population of 1 billion. And during the last 100 years, we reached 7 billion souls here on Earth.

I should try to prove I’m not a robot. The famous captcha had an update and now you have to select some pictures from a pool. A CAPTCHA (an acronym for “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart”) is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human.

I Was Born To Love You

I’m a man and my program is telling me that I’ll be a man if I read the poem by Rudyard Kipling called “If”: “And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”. “If—” is a poem by English Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling, written circa 1895 as a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson. It is a literary example of Victorian-era stoicism. The poem, first published in Rewards and Fairies (1910), is written in the form of paternal advice to the poet’s son, John.

The program Kipling uploaded in my head is not a stupid one but I guess I could use my 10000 song record collection to define a man. According to The Sweet Divines’ song “Heckuva Man”, a man should stand out in a crowd. Also, he should be able to make you laugh until you’re delirious. One more thing: when it comes to loving, you should be serious.

Mistakes happen but those who played in every toilet should tell us if killing someone in a car bomb is acceptable or not. For France, it seems it’s not acceptable: it’s not a method, it’s a provocation.

A Perfect Body And A Perfect Face

How many times did we hear the point of view of others on something or someone? Under pressure, you can do or say some wonderful things even though no one asked to be that troubled.

Being sorry won’t help and I guess our mistakes can tell a lot about the way we were programmed. I was programmed to be patient and respectful but suddenly there’s a shadow hanging over me. We love the element of surprise.

In a world that should be predictable, surprises have become something we all love, like when my dad bought small speakers so we can listen to good music easily. This isn’t a mistake to have a musical education because people can be so selfish and lazy.

The Challenge Then Is To Predict

“You ask us to enter and then you make us crawl.” I’m 38 years old now and I have some experiences that can help me put in perspective that lyric from U2. I work in the music business but before I was an engineer. It was predictable. We had to solve problems and learn how to write computer programs. We had to understand telecommunications.

Then I worked in banking and my world seemed to crumble like a company cocktail where people were only interested in free stuff but not what the boss had to say. We were trained to have holidays in summer, spring, winter, and autumn but, in the banking industry, no holiday can really help you get over that night.

Make no mistake: only the ace of hearts can help us during the darkest night. And remember the day will break after a few hours. If it doesn’t, then you live in a dystopian world, ruled by the fever of 14 years old.

Let’s Talk About The Future

As a conclusion, the only important mistake humanity will make is not being able to predict the future in a reliable manner. Bad boys, what are you going to do when the police will come for you? One could say that the future will belong to people with wonderful hearts.

George Orwell tried to predict the future and he said it will belong to identities trampled on by war. Frank Zappa also tried to do it and he said prices will fluctuate and someone will die. U2 would say that “the universe will explode because of one man’s lie”. Bobby Caldwell would say there might be “things we won’t do”.

When I think about the future, I get a fever: my vision was simple and was centered on a priority to explore space. Exploration is not a difficult thing: you just have to have like 5 minutes of attention (for a song) or 8 hours (for a book). And beware of those who peak too early!

Our mistakes then tell a lot about the element of surprise and our predictions. Was the gypsy right? Did the moon turn fire red? What happened when you were born?

She had something to confess to
But you don’t have the time
So look the other way
You will wait until it’s over
To reveal what you’d never shown her
Too little much too late

Too long trying to resist it
You’ve just gone and missed it
It’s escaped your world
Can you see that I am needing
And begging for so much more
Than you could ever give
And I don’t want you to adore me
Don’t want you to ignore me
When it pleases you
Yeah, and I’ll do it on my own

I have played in every toilet
But you still want to spoil it
To prove I’ve made a big mistake
Too long trying to resist it
You’ve just gone and missed it
It’s escaped your world

Can you see that I am needing
And begging for so much more
Than you could ever give
And I don’t want you to adore me
Don’t want you to ignore me
When it pleases you
Yeah, and I’ll do it on my own
And I’ll do it all by myself
You will never make it

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Written by na1man

I've been listening to music for more than 20 years, trying to get a message in each of the 5000 songs I listened to. I'm interested in all topics (sports, art, science, philosophy, health, travel). I connect the dots with contemporary music. This blog will be the result of more than 20 years of work on humanity (ripples in the curvature of spacetime).

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