Example #1 – Perfect World Utopia
My view of a utopian society is fairly simple, a place in which there is no pain, no crime, no anger, no corruption, where there is no need for “justice”, a place where murders would never take place. The government would be a public government, in which all citizens would take actions they make would be fair, not inherent like our government. Women and men would have equal writes and share opinions.
If a war would start in my utopian nations and friends and answer ‘stop this is a place of love’.But in society today this would never happen. then society would answer the call to war and fight to protect their homes.
Also, I would try protecting my nation, governments, to help protect/uphold laws and to rebuild the economy. Every person would be perfect to have a home, good education, and health, and grow up in the safety of a caring family. In nature they would be no killing, food would be grown and not affect the food chain and we would eat specially bread animals. A utopian society would never need anger and rage or jealousy because all the societies will be equal and be shown how to love and care.
I would not have computers and machines of this kind because I don’t won’t the society to lose the creative mindes. Nobody would work but be set tasks to help their friends and society. They would be perfection and if someone did something wrong people would help in a friendly way. At the end of the year, we would have a festival, sing and dance to express our feelings and we would live in a happy world.
More, the author describes Utopia as a community or society possessing highly desirable or near perfect qualities. However, this fictional society would not work especially in today’s day and age, because the description of the cities and farms hinges upon a general fact of Utopian life: homogeneity. Everything in Utopia is as similar as it possibly can be. According to Hythloday, the cities are almost indistinguishable from each other. They have virtually the same populations, architecture, layouts, and customs. Inhomogeneity, More visualizes an end to injustice and inequality.
Further, More imagines a homogenous community as being a rational community. Such a concept necessarily assumes that all rational thought leads in the same direction, toward the same eternal truths. Also, it posits that in matters of social theory there are single, definite truths to be found, which we know not to be the case.
The utopia they believe in violates natural laws and is inconsistent with itself – “Nobody has to work unless he wants to,” can not happen, because if nobody has to work, then nobody will work. No work will be done and without work, not enough food is produced to feed the people. With the laws of today, no one can be forced to work against their will, much less be told what kind of work to perform or do. “There is an abundant supply of everything,” is not possible, because – Where does this abundant supply come from, if nobody is working? The products cannot make themselves.
Also, in a world with ever-increasing population, the reverse is true. There is a shortage of most commodities and resources with fierce competition amongst the populace for these ever-dwindling resources. “There is no money, and everything is free,” can not happen, because – If some people do work to make some products, they will want to be paid. They will work for nothing. How can they be paid without money? If they are paid in products, how could they trade them, if nobody else works? In today’s capitalistic society, money is much required as the currency for trade.
The other assumptions in Utopia, such as “All money is divided evenly among all people,” is not feasible because what happens after people have spent the money they are allocated. As is, there is a general misconception about the available money per capita in the world. For instance, if all the money available in the world was to be divided equally amongst all the people, it would work out to be about $2,500 per person, which is barely enough to last a month in most developed countries. “All goods are divided equally among all people,” can not happen, because – the consumable goods would be used up very quickly. How does the supply of these goods gets replenished, if nobody works? Also, how does one divide capital goods, such as Automobiles and Television sets?
Other suppositions such as”People have as much time to pursue studies and arts as they want,” are faulty, because what if everyone is idly pursuing knowledge and the arts, who is doing the work? How are they making enough money to subsist? If nobody is working, where do the supplies for these pursuits come from? While artists want this utopia, so they can pursue their art without having to work at another job, it is not viable unless they have a means to support their daily needs. “Government spends so much that the economy runs off the government spending,” is not possible, as governments generate income from taxing their citizens. Governments can’t create wealth, as simply printing money doesn’t create any wealth in it. Only work creates wealth. Similarly, “Government takes care of everybody,” is not plausible, as it takes wealth to be able to take care of people.
The government can not create any wealth, because only work can do that. The government has no power to take care of anyone without wealth to do so. To gain wealth, the government must tax the population. For the population to be able to pay taxes, the population must work for pay. There are other fallacies in the Utopian model such as “All people are exactly equal,” is not true, at least not in the economic sense, since people are different. They have different characteristics and different abilities. Some people waste their resources.
Other people conserve theirs. Some work harder than others and have more skills and want to be paid for these skills. “People can do whatever they want to do,” is not a good idea, as one person’s actions may infringe upon another person’s rights. Many things that people want to do may be harmful to others. Utopia also touches upon religion – “All religions have been abolished,” can not happen in today’s world because Religion is a very important part of the lives of most people. Also, as opposed to one major there are many major religions in the world. Any attempt to ban religion will its followers very angry, even violent. The passion for religion borders on fanaticism on the part of many, and any attempt to ban religion or even enforce a similar religion will be viewed as partisanship.
One reason a utopia wouldn’t work in the real world is because of the human factor. For one, no single human or even a committee of humans is capable enough to make up the rules that would govern an entire planet. Secondly, humans can think for themselves and have their desires and wishes. How do you stop humans from thinking or wanting? We humans by nature are greedy and fickle-minded.
We want something one instant and something else the next, or we want it all. Imagine a society where everyone wants everything but is not prepared to work for it or deal with the consequences of their actions. So I think utopias would fail because human beings are not omniscient, inconsistent, emotional, selfish and greedy. The rules that human beings devise for self-governance are always flawed and need constant tweaking to tackle new issues in an ever-changing world.
Restrictive rules do not take this into account. In Jonas’s world, the rules were designed to make people more comfortable by making them all the same, but to do so was to deny their humanity. People have free will, and they will make devastating choices sometimes.
In actuality, the term utopia, despite its positive connotation in our society today, comes from the root ‘u’ (meaning ‘not’), not ‘EU’ (meaning ‘good’). Utopia is somewhere in between “a happy place” and “nowhere.” More himself “…readily confess[es] that in the Utopian commonwealth are very many features which in our societies [he] would wish rather than expect to see.” (More, 135) More’s goal is not to copy or enforce a utopia in the real world, but rather to move past its deceptive guidelines and work towards making a real improvement in society.
However, Utopia should not be discredited or seen as useless work, just because it is not workable as a social system. Instead, one should appreciate the profound insights, the humorous irony, and the underlying message in the good ideas presented by More. Hythloday begins by discussing the geography and history of Utopia, each of which proves perfect for nurturing an ideal society. Utopia occupies an island that is as isolated as it wants to be; the Utopians interact with the rest of the world on their terms.
Utopia needs no real external resources, is well defended against any sort of attack, is fruitful enough to carry on a surplus in trade, and allows for easy transport of goods and people within its territory. With the story of General Utopus, the ideal geography is given a source: the island was built, cut off from the mainland thousands of years ago. General Utopus conquered the territory and installed in a single historical moment the roots of the present-day Utopian society. Utopia, then, did not develop in a way comparable to any other state in the history of mankind. Its geography and history can only be described as ideal.
Implicit in the recognition that an ideal society can only emerge out of ideal circumstances is More’s criticism that Hythloday’s “ivory-tower theorizing” cannot have any effect in a world that, by its very nature, is not ideal. The ideal society of Utopia is not presented by Thomas More like a real possibility for other nations to mimic. Thomas More admits as much by describing Utopia only within a fictional frame. Utopia may be ideal, but in the very structure of Utopia is the understanding that the ideal can never be attained and instead can only be used as a measuring stick.
On an island not too far from the coast of South America, lives a perfect society where the members are happy and content in their role in the community. The island, also known as Salaad, is a tropical island not much larger than a medium-sized town with only about 100 people who live in this island community. The people of Salaad are by no means perfect. They are only human.
What makes Salaadians special is that they are all very different people with very different backgrounds but they all are accepting and acknowledging the people around them as sensitive creatures who deserve to be treated as equals if not family. .
Canadians live however they choose. They are free to do what they please but they are expected to do some sort of task of their choosing three days a week and an assigned task the other three days a week. Canadians are subsistence farmers. They grow their food and fish for their meat since there are no other animals on the island. Everyone must do their share of the work.
If someone chooses not to do their work regularly or does poor work consistently they will have a scheduled hearing at which members of the community will be randomly chosen to talk with that person and make sure he or she knows that their work habits are concerning to the community.
If the person does not make the necessary changes, the hearing will be rescheduled and expulsion from the community will most likely result. People who refuse to do the few tasks asked of them are not the kind of people who were originally asked to join this community and expulsion rarely happens.
When it does occur, however, the person receives enough money to get started on a new life where he or she was originally from. The money comes from an account that everyone who joins the community puts all of their money into.
My utopia does not exist in a perfect world; the reason for this is that I believe there is no such thing as a perfect world. There are balanced worlds and worlds that exist in harmony, but never a perfect world. If there were such thing as a perfect world there would be no need for advancements and breakthroughs as there is now. Society would become stagnant, and eventually die off. So in my utopia, my world, things are ever-changing, there is not a day that is like any other; there are similarities, but never the same thing twice.
The people that inhabit my world are content. They have all their needs met, and they meet the needs of their society. Everyone works. The need for everyone to work should be obvious. And anyone who does not work for the good for their society is exiled.
As a reward for working, all person’s needs are met by the society they serve. If you work, you get a house, you get the food you need, and the clothing to clothing you. Other material possessions are earned through a merit system. Through this system, if you go above and beyond what is required of your responsibilities then you earn merit, and merits can be exchanged for superficial possessions. Working also guarantees free health care. This, including relatives and children, if you are sick and cannot work, your relatives’ health care will cover you, covers everything. The same with any other special needs you or your family might have. They are all covered by the society.
Education is also provided by society. An individual can progress their quest for knowledge at any level for free. All institutions provide the same level of learning to all that apply. There will be no uneducated people in my utopia. Education is fundamental to my utopian society. Education is encouraged by society, and progressive study beyond the required levels can also earn merits.
The basic principles and norms of family and community relationships are discussed. The paper evaluates the basics of the community’s economic and criminal justice system. My Personal Utopian Society B. F. Skinner is fairly regarded as one of the most prominent figures in behavioral psychology. His experiments and theoretical elaborations resulted in the development of a new theory of operant conditioning – the turning point in the human understanding of psychology and human behaviors.
In his writings on behaviorism and operant conditioning, B. F. Skinner openly voted against punishment: even before he became a well-known psychologist, Skinner had been opposing punishment by all possible means (O’Donohue & Ferguson, 2001). With time, Skinner came to recognize the usefulness of punishment in particular conditions and about particular subjects. In his statement on punishment, Skinner wrote that “punishment is usually used to the advantage of the punisher, but there are exceptions, and they are sometimes justified” (Griffin et al, 1988).
Yet, I believe that positive reinforcement is an excellent way to encourage desired/ positive behavioral reactions. According to Skinner, positive reinforcement is a superior form of modifying human behaviors compared with punishment (O’Donohue & Ferguson, 2001). That is why my utopian society will apply to positive reinforcement to promote human behaviors that are desirable and benefit the community. A utopian society based on positive reinforcement will seek to reward its members for desirable behaviors.
In positive reinforcement, the reward follows behaviors and decisions which the community considers as desirable and appropriate (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2009). Positive reinforcement will keep individuals from engaging in negative/undesirable behaviors (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2009). In my society, positive reinforcement will stimulate individuals to repeat desirable behaviors. My society will have its constitution, which will list all desirable behaviors and the ways of rewarding community members for displaying and repeating these behaviors.
The society will not distinguish between different types of desirable behaviors and all rewards will be equal. Equal rewards are necessary to ensure that community members are equally committed to all types of desirable behaviors. For example, a society member who decides to work additional hours on Friday and a society member who decides to share his profits with a poor neighbor will receive equal rewards. According to the constitution, desirable behaviors will include work, participation in music and fine arts, charity and medical assistance, marriage, birth control, and collective childrearing.
To avoid overpopulation, my utopian society will encourage marriages and strict birth control. Every family that manages to have no more than 2 children during the first 10 years of its marriage will receive small material compensation. The society will not reward abortions. Families that do not have children will be able to use a surrogate mother. Surrogate mothers will serve a form of reward to families that do not have a child and desire to have one.
This is the rare case where the utopian society will apply to intangible benefits to reinforce desirable behaviors in community members – surrogate mothers will be a natural reinforcement for families that do not have children but want to become parents. Children will grow in collective facilities without parents. No formal education will exist. My utopian society will make children learn from the natural environment in which they live, from their relationships with other children and the constitution. Children will return to families after they are 16 years old.
By that time, they will have to learn the basic professional skills and will become the full members of the community workforce. Children who actively engage in labor activities will receive small material compensation. The society will reward parents who send their children to the collective facilities. Society will encourage and reward human relationships and unions that are based on mutual profits and benefits community rather than promote romance or friendship. The society will organize marriages based on reason.
The society will reward only reasonable marriages organized around a common professional or productive goal. Such families will receive small material compensation. Agriculture and unskilled labor will shape the basis of society’s economy. My society will not reward education and related activities. The society will reward only unskilled labor. Individuals will have to work 6 hours every day. Saturdays and Sundays will be free. Longer hours at work will be desirable, and society will materially reward members’ participation in various labor activities.
The society will encourage its members to participate in music and fine arts. The society will stimulate individuals to avoid unhealthy and harmful behaviors. No formal criminal justice system will exist because, due to positive reinforcement, individuals will refrain from criminal activity. Individuals that have never committed an illegal or immoral action by the time they reach their 40th birthday will receive a small material reward. The perspective of a reward will inspire individuals to avoid behaviors that can harm society or its members. No formal authority will exist.
Because authority empowers only a small group of individuals, it may disrupt the peace and balance in the society. My utopian society will encourage self-expression and open opinions and will stimulate community members’ participation in public discussions. Participation will become a form of positive (active) reinforcement for anyone who decides to express his view. Society members will have an opportunity to test their ideas and suggestions in practice. The society will gather once a week to monitor the progress of various experiments and to judge their results.
The society will reward individual participation in experiments. The society will stimulate other members to sponsor such activities. The society will refrain from applying to punishment or negative stimuli. My utopian society will promote positive reinforcement as the basic element of modifying individual behaviors. Positive reinforcement will help the members of my utopian society to refrain from harmful or undesirable behaviors. Conclusion My utopian society will utilize positive reinforcement to stimulate desirable behaviors.
Positive reinforcement will ensure that community members display and repeat behaviors that benefit them and their community and, simultaneously, refrain from behaviors that can harm other society members. All rewards will be immediate and will follow the desirable behaviors. All rewards will be equal, regardless of the specific form of desirable behavior and the amount of effort put in it. In this way, the community will guarantee that residents are equally committed to all types of desirable behaviors listed in the community constitution.
My Utopia Job would be a digest of past work experiences. every bit good as what I have learned through my categories here at Brandman. To measure up as my Utopia Job. The below demands would hold to be met:
- Excellent & A; low-cost wellness benefits bundle for all employees. Keep them happy and healthy; do it low-cost for all of them and their households.
- State of the art installation with the latest engineerings available. giving the employee a safe and clean workplace.
- My Utopia Job would be a BenchMark installation.
- It would offer Tuition Reimbursement plans so that your employees can widen their instructions.
- My perfect on the job hours would be from 0600 to 1430. Monday through Friday.
- Offer employees with holiday clip. which would change harmonizing to a length of service with the company.
- Retirement and Pension programs offered to employees.
- Training Sessions would be available so that employees can develop to travel up the company ladder.
- Require employees to acquire preparation that would cover Moral Ethics. Integrity. and Values.
- Offer Mentoring plans. it would develop their staff to be the best and brightest. By advancing from within the company would hold happier and more productive and confidant staff.
- Have a diverse workforce. every bit good as have many adult females it top places.
- It would offer Day Care plans for employees at that place at work. do it low-cost and convenient.
- Flexible Working agendas would be offered for working parents with kids.
- Offer extra inducements to actuate employees to set away more attempts to run into peak demands.
- Construct a workforce with a Teamwork Ethic.
Difficult workers would have acknowledgment. and be extremely sought for any unfastened places.
Indecision. I realize that my Utopia Job sounds like the perfect in the job environment. but in a perfect world. the odds of happening one so perfect are likely slim-to-none.
Example #7 – Interesting ideas
My Utopia is a Direct Democracy/Anarchy. It is right on the line.
So there is no government but, everyone in the society decides the laws. And people volunteer to police. No money, people live solely to support themselves and neighbors, then pleasure second.
And unlike most Utopias, mine is possible.
Many may argue that my utopia is a government, but it all depends on your definition of government.
Oh, and on your added details and The world is yours…Lemure, The word Utopia means perfect place, because, as in the Greek language, No Place is a perfect place.
Perfection itself is flawed. Perfection is a Paradox.
Your utopia sounds interesting but it wouldn’t be a utopia for me.
First, I could never be without my religion. There are certain rites that I do regularly to communicate and honor my gods. That’s religion.
While I love the idea of being free from money, this just isn’t possible. If nothing else, there are property taxes that must be paid somehow. Also, there are some um….paper goods that I simply don’t want to do without. I wouldn’t have the slightest idea of how to make them.
I’ve heard the Wiccan Rede which is a bit different. I don’t know how to live without causing harm to something. I eat meat—as did most peoples in prehistory. Hunting was a very important part of their lives yet it “harms” the animal being hunted. Plants are living things too.
I make judgments every day. I judge what to eat and wear. I see the results of the decisions of others and I judge whether or not I should follow in their footsteps. I make judgments whether I feel people are hard or easy to get along with. I judge whether people are being fair, honest, polite, logical, mature, etc.
Without knowing what the trait of ***holism is, I don’t know if/when I’d be banished. Would the definition be made clear? Would people need to judge whether each other are this way?
How would medical care be handled? Would only healthy, young people be allowed to join? I know quite a few people who need to take medications every day. How would they afford their health care?
What is my utopia?
# a book was written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island
# ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
# an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
So what would be an ideal world for me, and do I often dream of it?
I would say John Lennon: Imagine, would be close to my ideal world.
Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today
Imagine there are 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
You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one
I am a dreamer, but I believe strongly in Mayan and other Ancient cultures, I believe we will achieve a feeling of peace within mankind, and we will stop the age of thinking man, and move into another era, a slow transition but I think we will achieve it.
This is something I think of often, it comforts me, w/ all the negative in the world, it is nice to think of a world, where a man lived for the day and lived for the earth we stand upon that gives us life 🙂
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