Perfectly Imperfect

If I had the opportunity to develop a utopia it would be organized and function at an optimal level where everyone’s needs are being met. Individuals will be able to live life in the best way they see fit as long as it does not harm humanity. I believe that a lot of conceptualized utopias do not succeed because they try to implement uniformity and that is bound to fail. Humans are too complex to ever be put into boxes and to never question why they are in that position.  We know that in fictional pieces utopias begin to fall because a person or several people move through society feeling different than their peers and it causes them to become curious and ask questions. One common example of this is The Giver by Lois Lowry. The Giver starts as a utopia but is later revealed to be a dystopian society and the main protagonist, Jonas, is the one who feels different and challenges the system. So, if I was in charge, a utopia would eliminate the customary characteristic of identity loss and embrace the uniqueness of individuality. An ideal society focuses on equality and equity for all beings. For a society to succeed rules do have to exist and there needs to be structure, but those laws will not oppress certain groups or give power to a certain social group. A perfect utopia will have elements of democracy but in a noncorrupt format. There will be no way to push certain agendas and exploit vulnerable individuals. One way to ensure these visions is voting in new leaders every two years and the elections would be based solely on a vision board that candidates create with statistics, visuals, and convincing words. The key to success is eliminating “showboat” culture and just supplying civilization with facts and intended plans to improve society. Perfection can never be achieved because humanity is imperfect, and the sooner we embrace this beautiful quality to use to our advantage the more organized society can be.

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