The Ideal Society
“Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace...” A small part of John Lennon’s song ‘Imagine’, written in 1971. He asks his audience to picture a world where things that divide people do not exists, a world where we can all live in peace, with no heaven or hell. Our society as a whole is widely effected by three controversial issues. The first being human nature, and the role greed and selfishness take in all human interactions. Second would be religion and its misleading beliefs. Then, lastly would be the false borders and country lines spread across our beautiful planet. If we eliminated these three things in all aspects of our society, it is only then that we can reach a Utopia.
The most crucial role that would interfere in reaching a Utopia would be that of our own human nature. Although the majority of people have a very normal and sound set of morals and ethics there always seems to be that 10 percent of the population that wants to challenge the system. We will always have people who want more than what the normal human being would desire and or need. We see many of these examples throughout history. There are hundreds of historical tyrants that are in our history books today solely because of there greed and necessity to rule over a certain land or there sick need to control others. Individuals such as Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Augusto Pinochet just to name a few. All these men shared one thing in common and that was greed. Even if you bring greed down to a lot more smaller scale and apply it to the average man or woman in your community. Every day we encounter somebody or hear of somebody that wanted more than what they already have. Everyday, we encounter someone that is not satisfied with what they already have. Then that in its self begins to tie into materialism; which is defined by the Webster...
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