Oh, how I wish I lived in a utopia. But don’t we all? I mean, living in a perfect world is kind of cool, wouldn’t you agree? Anyways, I believe that they are five key elements that a society must have in order to be considered “perfect”. And here there are.
5. Economic System That Doesn’t Favor A Certain Group
We tried capitalism. And look where that’s gotten us. I mean, the system itself isn’t terrible in theory, I mean it’s supposed to encourage entrepreneurship. The problem is, not everyone achieves that. For many, it’s not economically feasible to invest in a business. What a perfect society needs is a system, preferably, without money. The perfect system of economics would be one in which everyone pulls their weight. Each member of a community follows their passion, whatever that may be, and uses that to create a job. Then, through a system of trade, they exchange their good or service for another. If implemented properly, this system would make everyone happy, as they can follow their passion in a manner that is economically feasible. Which leads me to my next point…
In a perfect society, everyone should be able to follow their personal passion. This is what individuality truly is, at the end of the day. It’s people following their true passions. And it’s a key element of a utopia. Love math? Do that. Love farming? Do that. Love writing? Sports? Music? Pursue your passions. That is an essential part of creating a perfect society. It makes everybody happy with what they’re doing. A society can’t even come close to being perfect if people are unhappy. And there’s nothing worse than being forced to do something that you don’t have a passion for. Following your passion is essential to humanity, and society as a whole.
Peace is essential. Violence is one of the biggest detriments to humanity. If you have a society where war and violence is the norm, it simply cannot be perfect. Peace brings with it a host of positive emotions, something that is essential for a society to be perfect. War, on the other hand, brings pain, unhappiness, depression, and a whole host of other negative emotions. The thing us, negative emotions can contribute greatly to an overall negative society. If people feel pain, whether it be physical or emotional, they certainly won’t believe that the society is perfect. While negative emotions are a part of being human, they should not come as a result of war. Feeling sad that your grandpa died of old age is different that being depressed because your brother was killed in a war. And that… unnatural, shall we say, pain comes from war. Peace, in theory, will do away with that.
Both positive and negative, yes. People must be allowed to feel what they wish about something. However, the idea of a perfect society is do do away, at least for the most part, with the causes of negative emotions. Obviously, we can’t stop people from dying, and, obviously, people are going to have negative emotions about death. But that’s a part of being human. And in a perfect society, we cannot afford to oppress people’s humanity. Without our humanity, what are we? A bunch of lifeless shells, that’s what. And that’s what we are if we do away with emotion. Because emotion doesn’t show weakness or create issues. Quite the contrary, in fact. It makes us us. And therefore, it is essential to a perfect society.
1. Civil Liberties
It is my personal opinion that the most essential element in a perfect society is allowing people to believe and think what they wish. While I may believe one thing, that doesn’t mean that others shouldn’t be allowed to believe another. In fact, it would be more beneficial to society if we were to discuss our ideas, and find the positive sides to each individual’s beliefs. However, civil liberties don’t only include freedom of belief and opinion. It also includes the right to speech and protest. If anyone is discontent about anything, they should be allowed to voice their concerns without fear. These freedoms are what create a society of freedom, which is something that humanity needs in order to thrive. Loki couldn’t have been more wrong in The Avengers when he said “You were born… to be ruled.” No. Freedom is a key part of the human condition, and it can only be reached by allowing people to voice concerns and have whatever opinions they wish, and learn to accept others despite their differing opinions.
So there it is. The top 5 elements of a perfect society. I am quite interested to hear what you have to say, so, please, leave a comment with your opinion on the topic. Thanks a lot!