Nothing changes until something moves.
This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.
*Be careful for the spoilers for Dendro and Electro Archon and Others*
I found the concept of archons such as wisdom, eternity etc and the way its presented in story, pretty interesting.
For example, you would think Sumeru is wisdom of city so their people would be full of wisdom but then, thats not case really. Actually, it looks opposite of wisdom, here.
Apperantly, adults in Sumeru cant dream because they believe dreams or false hope might ruin their ability to think logically. Even though;
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” (Albert Einstein.)
And people of Sumeru tend to not think by theirselves because they believes Akasha group will think for them anyway.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” (Albert Einstein).
Even though, intelligence and wisdom is all about imagination and thinking things for yourself to the point not just questioning other people’s beliefs but also your own beliefs too.
So its not surprising that Dendro archon is associate with the power to make people dream things. Because imagination is important concept for wisdom. (Btw, i kinda feel sorry for Lesser Lord Kusanali, she deserves better.).
Also i like the legend about the man who looks for Dendro Archon, he looks for the wisdom and wants Archon to tell him to solve his problems but then, eventually he finds the answer by himself,
“I do not teach anyone. I only provide the environment in which they can learn” (Albert Einstein)
With the effort of his journey. You dont need someone to tell you all answers, you can find the answer too in right environment. Because power of wisdom is always with you.
This also reminds me of Ei’s storyline. Ei is a character who really reminds me of Sohma Akito from Fruits Basket since their storyline seems similar but its presented better in here.
As Eternity Archon, her idea of eternity was things should always be the same, never change, eternity but later, we learn that thats not the case besides her Ei’s journey. First Electro Archon shows that eternity is ‘Eternity extends time into infinity. Dream illuminate each moment within’ that actually, eternity is not things never changing, things are always changing but all that change, every moment that happens is eternity by itself by its existence. Its just very ironic.
Just like the Cryo Archon who is kind,warm but also become cold like cryo/snow and who also symbolise peace and thats all she wants but she brings war to the world or maybe, she is fighting against the problem that already existed.
Anyway, i really enjoy especially those parts of stories and its really interesting to think about it.
No one is remembered for being normal.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.