BTS has been entertaining the ears of many around the world for the past few years. In the song “Mikrokosmos” in their recent album, they drew an analogy between men and stars, which is a familiar rhetoric for all of us. It is also common to compare humans to a microcosm. Even if there is nothing special about the analogy, they successfully got rid of all clichés and expressed their warm-heartedness towards the world. This is what makes the song special.
To them, humans are like stars. Not just a normal star, but every one of them is a microcosm of the great universe. In fact, that applies to 7 billion people around the world. We often are at a loss and sometimes fall into despair, but we are still a star. Stars shine brighter in a jet-black night. That is why we must not forget under any circumstances that we are a star and a microcosm of the great universe. The line that catches the message of the song the most is, “Please don’t disappear/ Since you are a great existence,” which is open to dual interpretation. It means we should keep in mind that we are a star especially at times when we want to give up on life. “The stars that shine more brightly in the deepest, darkest night” is their words of comfort to those who got hurt and are thinking hard about the meaning of their existence, and do not realize that they are the starlight. There are no better words of affirmation about mind and life.
In a world, where there is no optimism about life, people fall in love with BTS’ optimistic message about life in their warm and sophisticated songs. Fans are encouraged by their songs that remind them of how they are the starlight and a microcosm of the greater universe. No songs are more faithful to the nature of art, which is comforting and entertaining others, than those of BTS.