“With language we can ask, as can no other living beings, those questions about who we are and why we are here. And this highly developed intellect means, surely, that we have a responsibility toward the other life-forms of our planet whose continued existence is threatened by the thoughtless behavior of our own human species — quite regardless of whether or not we believe in God. Indeed, those who acknowledge no God, but are convinced that we are in this world as an evolutionary accident, may be more active in environmental responsibility — for if there is no God, then, obviously, it is entirely up to us to put things right.” —Jane Goodall
So…while looking at the second set of YNWA concept pictures, I noticed some things which seem to have interesting connections…
1. The word on Taehyung’s shirt:
If you look at the word, it says Aveugle which I recognized as the French word for blind. Of course knowing Bighit, I’m assuming this is no coincidence, that we can only see this word. I was curious as to whether this had further significance…and of course after doing a bit of searching, I stumbled across this: Les Aveugles, an old, famous play written by a celebrated writer named Maurice Maeterlinck. It is a play that is considered to be responsible for a genre of writing known as Symbolism where the viewers/readers can interpret dialogues and the storyline on their own. Sound familiar fellow ARMYs? AKA story of our lives lol But more importantly, it is a play about the human condition and the idea of hope. The play can also be read as a fable of a society lost without a God to guide them and care for them. (c)
2. The Bee on J-Hope’s jacket
After looking a bit further, I saw that this writer had also written several other works. One that caught my attention was Les Vies des Abeilles aka The Life of Bees. The Life of Bees is considered another philosophical work. Though it talks about bees (makes sense given the title lol), it’s more about the human world. In it, he basically encourages humans to better themselves and how freedom has become limited as society has grown. Again it’s interesting since this theme is somewhat related to Demian and would seem like an idea that BTS would like to convey.
Again this is all speculation, none of this could be true. But since I thought it might make sense, I decided to share :)