What I have not understood is why Elan (seems) thinks that the pursuit of immortality can still be a motivation for political action in modern society? Do we, who live in modern society, still find the "immortality in the world" described by Elan valuable? I doubt it. And if we erase the quest for immortality, how should we understand the dynamics of political action? But perhaps, the pursuit of immortality does not have to be understood by oneself.
In a crazy society, we see a lot of crazy people and popular database crazy things every day. many. too much. If there is still a trace of joy in one crazy farce after another, it will probably only be those moving stories set off by farce. We have seen how much fearless and no-regret noble, how heart-piercing heroism, and how helpless grief.
They are all flesh and blood. They all have first and last names. We may not have participated in the performance of these stories, but we can still remember the stories and lengthen the fleeting trajectory of meteors a little. The pursuit of immortality may not necessarily be the pursuit of one's own immortality. It may be just indignant, indignant madness still exists, but the beautiful story will soon disappear. Perhaps the pursuit of immortality is to make their stories immortal.