|Perhaps this piece should be called, "Death Among The Econ." There is a nihilistic undertone that prevails through much of the 'observation.' As well, in the article, there is mention that older generations are no longer respected by younger Econ. Could this be that the path of understanding the Econ and their tribal religion is now trodden to the point of absolute illumination? |
I think of enlightenment as a sort of awakening to something that has always been there, but was hidden in the shadows of imcomprehension. If enlightenment is the illumination of that path, and that path is now fully illuminated, can enlightenment continue to occur?
Perhaps the Econ are a society of humanistic behavior that is, was, and always will be more of the omnipotent nominal observations than they will ever be laws that govern or can be upheld!
Unlike the Econ, the Sociogs and the Polscis are a more optimistic lines of people! In that vein of thought, we (endowed with the powers of observation and reason) all can get a 'feel' for what is going on in a society and can thus act accordingly. The Sociogs seem to desire a governing body to take such obersvations and to enact 'how to live' methods unto those who are incapable of or who easily frustrate over thinking for themselves! The Polscis seem to desire a governing body to filter the observations from reaching those who are 'less' than the governing body so that a sort of ignorance is bliss can float around them.
The Econ seem to be a little more nomadic with regards to personal enlightenment; however, with the educational pursuits, aka ventures into adulthood, the proving of one's knowledge simply allows for the easier acquisition of knowledge for others. In this regard, through personal development, the group all benefits!
"I'd tax myself so that others would have a better education!" can be interpretted as I'd tax (laboriously pursue my own interests in adulthood) so that others (also working to gain enlightenment) would have a better education (perhaps they'd learn something that I'd miss and thus I could glean from their academic maturity)!
So, as ashes break down and become nutrients for subsequent generations, how can the death among the econ become something that will benefit subsequent generations?