My Utopia

In class, we have debated what a utopia and dystopia truly is, and how it varies from person to person. Stemming from the feedback that I have seen the class give as well as my own answers to assignments and discussions, I think that there will always be someone that is unhappy with the society in which we live, no matter how we change it. What may be a complete utopia to me would probably not be in alignment with a celebrity or wealthier person in general. With that being said, I do think that true equality is still possible and having it would alleviate most of the issues in the world today, for all. To me, there is one main thing that I feel would contribute to an ultimate utopia, and that is getting rid of the social construct that is money. In this society, money is a big motivator for most people, and this leads to more harm than good. For example, there are many people in this world who will go through the years upon years of schooling to become a doctor, lawyer, nurse, etc., just to not actually have a passion for that career. To me, passion is something that you must have throughout everything that you do, but especially in the types of careers where you are working on people and things that are already deemed dangerous, but still needed for everyday life (like cars). Not being passionate about what you do in the medical field leaves to –put plainly– patients’ death or either their lives being permanently altered. If we got rid of the money as a social construct, I think that would take pressure off of people to want to chase money sparing no one that may get in their way. This would push people to discover and delve deep into what they truly enjoy doing and have what would essentially be a large-scale bartering service nationwide. In my mind, the ideal society is one where people are the true definition of a community that looks out for each other on some level, regardless of race, gender or any other affiliations. We would obviously need some type of ruling government, but I think that it would be best if they had a substantially lower amount of power than what they currently hold over the American citizens today. 

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