Do Kaiju live and die for the sole purpose of being defeated?
And us, humans, for what we live for?
For our personal gain? Collect as much money or prestige or friends as we can make until we die? For the sake of others? To give altruistically every part of ourselves to another person? For god? To devote ourselves to a blind faith of something that we have never seen and even never understand?
We don’t know.
And we spend all of our lives trying to find the sole purpose of our lives, we are all Akane, we are all selfish, we are all lost, we are all gods that can’t adapt to their own universe, let’s take back to the episode nine of SSSS. Gridman, and let’s take back ourselves to our teenage years.
How was you when you were a teenager?
You dreamed about having a lot friends, a boyfriend, to be good in the studies, be a good person, be adored by everyone…be a god?
How was Akane?
She dreamed about having a lot of friends, a boyfriend, to be good in the studies, be a good person, be adored by everyone..be a god?
The scene where Akane’s dreams start to crumble, we look at ourselves, as we looked upon ourselves on denial after realizing that all of those dreams were all lies and tricks, unreal expectations of a perfect life.
And then we realize, searching everything that we thought it would make us happy, with what we are left? With nothing, we have nothing besides our desires, we are empty, alone, we are lost without a purpose on this world, with nothing to live or die for.
As Akane realizes, at the end of the day, we can’t reach our self-imposed expectations, we end up falling short, and when we fall short, we realize that those were impossible, that we were searching by the moon instead of just checking our pocket.
On Hopscotch, argentinian author Julio Cortazar, impersonated on his main character, Horacio, says the following:
“The hopscotch is played with a pebble that must be pushed with the tip of the shoe. Ingredients: a sidewalk, a pebble, a shoe, and a beautiful drawing with chalk, preferably colored. At the top is the sky, below is the earth, it is very difficult to get to the sky with the pebble, it is almost always miscalculated and the stone leaves the drawing. Little by little, however, the necessary skill is acquired to save the different squares (snail hopscotch, rectangular hopscotch, fantasy hopscotch, little used) and one day you learn to leave the Earth and climb the pebble to Heaven, until entering Heaven, (Et tous us amours, Emmanuèle sobbed face down), the bad thing is that just at that height, when almost no one has learned to climb the pebble to Heaven, childhood just ends and falls into the novels, in the anguish of the divine rocket, in the speculation of another Heaven to which we must also learn to arrive. And because it has left childhood (Je n’oublierai pas le temps des cérises, kicked Emmanuèle on the ground) it is forgotten that to get to Heaven you need, as ingredients, a pebble and the tip of a shoe.”
What that means?
The Heaven is the meaning of our lives, people forgot how to reach heaven, without noticing that maybe the answer is just on a pebble on our pocket that we need to push with the very tip of our shoes, Akane also forget this, we forget this, maybe the true happiness -the heaven- is not a magical whimsical fantasy of having your own world where you control everything and everyone serves you for your wishes, and if they not, you killed them with magical Kaijus.
Maybe the Heaven is something more simple, that we reach with only a pebble and the tip of our shoes, it’s happiness, it’s friendship, it’s whatever we may think of, it’s the meaning of our lives, and to reach it, we don’t need kaijus or become god, we don’t even need friends or boyfriends, we just need a pebble, a simple impulse to reach happiness.
We always live trying to reach that heaven, and until we don’t understand that, we will never reach it.
Do humans live and die for the sole purpose…of finding one?