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Stability

In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World the motto of the new state is "COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY"(3). Creativity, expression and imagination are sacrificed to attain this. Each citizen is conditioned to do what they like and like what they do. In our society people often do jobs because they think that they will make a lot of money, or because they are pressured by others. We are encouraged to put ourselves into thousands of dollars of debt to be successful instead of doing what we love or what we are good at. Doing something you love is more sustainable than something you are forced to do. If any of the aspects of the New World State were to be imitated in our society, their constant employment and contentment with their jobs would be most desirable. In the past few years there has been a steady decline in our economy, more specifically the job market. Nowadays the lack of jobs leads to an unstable economy which leads to more job losses and so on. If there is no work, then people aren't making money. If people aren't making money, then there is no money to spend, and no money to support a flourishing economy. Many people who have lost their jobs have been unable to attain new ones due to the scarcity of jobs that are available, as well as the competitive nature of our job market. In the society that Huxley creates, each citizen is conditioned to do a certain job and be in a certain class. Jobs vary depending on class. Although there are obvious class inequalities those who are in the lowest class are content doing the jobs they are meant to do and those of higher thinking capacity take on the more difficult jobs. Everyone contributes to the society to make things run smoothly. Most citizens are satisfied with what they have. These class differentiations and planned career paths help stimulate a stable economy. In the New World State no one questions their jobs or their class positions, partly because they do not have the capacity to think that...
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