As most people know, I'm a Mika fan. Okay, Basia, I know what you think about it! (I'm also a Hell's Kitchen addict, but only watch the American version, because of Gordon Ramsay, and my guilty pleasure is Survivor. Now I might also add that I think Fig Newtons are a basic food group and I put ketchup on my pizza. Done with confessions for now.)
So,I love Mika.When I first heard his song Grace Kelly I wasn't exactly sure what I thought. Happy Ending was more convincing, but it was Any Other World that made me a fan.
Three years have passed since his first album, and the much anticipated second album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much finally came out. The first video that came out for the album was absolutely convincing. As long as I didn't have the sound on. Mika in underwear and yellow (and green) glitter shoes? Heaven on YouTube!
But the song itself... I wasn't to sure about the song itself. Then I heard the accoustic version and I started to think that I loved the song. Because we are golden.
We are golden. We are creations of G-d. We are golden. We just have to make sure that we live up to our potentials. We are golden, because we carry that divine spark.
The LORD G-d formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
That breath of life is the absolute greatest gift from HaShem for us. That breath of life was a breath of the divine! We got an amazing heritage with that! That is the big difference between us and the other leaving creatures: we have that breath of G-d.
Contrary to popular belief, that is NOT a Jewish thing. Adam wasn't a Jew. All people, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, nationality or religion carry that divine spark. We are golden.
Now it only depends on us what we will do with that spark. We need to realise that we are golden. But that realisation should not be followed by entitlement complexes! We shouldn't fall into the trap of the self-esteem movement that has so deeply ingrained the entitlement to instant gratification in multiple generations now. We can choose to follow that path, or find alternatives to live a life that is less self-centred and egotistical, where self esteem is not confused by I'm-better-than-you attitudes.