art: survival primer
One of the age old uses of fire is to burn old non-functioning objects. Get rid of them down to the ashes.
On a personal level we all have habits, thought processes and behaviors that need to be burned.
On the cultural level we see a number of manifestations of social engineering that begin now at birth or earlier. TV and school, doctors and lawyers, merchants and thieves are just a few of the general ones.
We know that both as a person and as a society we have a multitude of non-functioning behaviors and dishonest institutions that need burning.
We're just having a hard time discovering fire.