The Mirror: You Reap What You Sow

I want to start this post with a disclaimer. Utopias are never as perfect as they appear. Although this might be my idea of a “perfect” society, it does not mean it can’t get better, doesn’t have flaws, and won’t end in people suffering.

In my Utopia, the people live by one simple rule “you reap what you sow”. In theory, this Utopia was designed to emphasize consideration and kindness among its people and decrease the amount of crime, killing, and injustice happening in the city. On a person’s eighteenth birthday, every event in their life becomes mirrored. If they show kindness to someone, they will receive kindness back. If they commit a crime, that same crime will happen to them. These people never know when, where, who, or how their crimes will be mirrored. They are at the mercy of Karama. Karma is the governing being. She is omniscient and omnipotent and watches over the people. She knows everything that happens in the city and controls the mirror consequences. Now, you might be thinking, well what about the children, won’t they end up running around being wild? Well, they might but the children only have three strikes before their eighteenth birthday. If they commit three negative acts, they will automatically be entered into the mirror.

My intention with this Utopia is to create a place of kindness. Often times people do not consider others when they are committing a crime, treating Black and Brown people unjustly, or while going about their everyday lives. Even seeing people commit acts of kindness is rare because everyone is so focused on “I, me, my”. Hopefully, in this Utopia, we can learn to treat others the way we truly want to be treated because, in the end, you will reap what you sow.

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