My Ideal Utopia

Perfection is subjective, even when it comes to societies. Someone’s definition of a “utopia” could be completely different than another person’s definition, and every so-called “perfection” has its own unique flaws. For instance, a world without disease and death would be over-populated, and a world without identity, although less chaotic, would be bleak and monotonous. So, in my ideal utopia, there would be a balance. A yin-yang if you will. There would be death and disease, but there would be no hunger. There would be identity, but there would be no marginalization. There would be injuries and earthquakes and religion, but there would also be a cure for cancer, no guns, and cheap, eco-friendly energy generators with absolutely zero negative effects.  There would be natural disasters, but there would be no poverty and there would be global universal healthcare and education. There would be dangerous (but fun) activities like skateboarding and rock-climbing, but there would be no alcohol or tobacco, and everyone would be treated equally around the world by employers, the police, the Supreme Court, and everyone else. Finding a balance of what negative things about our society leads to independent and communal growth and which negative things just makes everything worse is essential to building a perfect utopia, in my opinion.

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