Utopia: Impossible Society

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A utopia by definition, is an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. A utopia would be impossible to create because of a hand full of reasons: No single person is perfect, competitiveness and striving for things comes naturally, and biologically people develop emotionally. In order for perfect society to exist, perfect people must live inside the society and nobody is perfect; therefore, if are no perfect people, there cannot be a perfect society. Competitiveness and facing challenges comes naturally to a human being; but if there is no problems in a utopia, we could not survive because there are no challenges and obstacles to face against one another. Biologically it is impossible to live in a perfect society. We grow and develop mentally and cannot allow a perfect state of mind to survive. Utopias contradict evolution because we struggle with developing our morals and emotions.

Once a utopia is built, it is established for failure. Utopia literally translates to “no place” in Greek, so by definition, a utopia is impossible. A utopia is a place of pure perfection, but how can a society be perfect if the people living in it are not perfect. Perfection is being free from all defects and flaws. Everyone is born with a defect of flaw that extract them from being perfect. Perfect is an abstract concept, and can only exist in someone’s mind; therefore everyone’s view of perfection is different. Additionally, if everyone’s view of perfection is different, it would be impossible for everyone to agree on their view of a perfect society. Regularly, there will be something to disagree on, or argue about, making the society imperfect. Problems will not be solved because everyone wants the community to be perfect without fighting. The community will end up falling apart because all the fighting and arguing about their version of perfection.

The human race was born a competitive species. Everything we do involves a challenge, and we want to...
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