Is Utopia ever achievable?
No. Well, perhaps, but a functional utopia has a population of
No two people will ever agree on all aspects of a society.
Sir Thomas More coined the term Utopia with the
publication of his novel of the same name in 1516. With this first
Utopian novel More showed the inseparable nature, the Yin and Yang,
of utopian and dystopian elements. This is seen in every
Utopian story. Lois Lowery's The Giver and Gathering
Blue, Margaret Attwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx
and Crake, the Michael Anderson film Logan's Run, Arthur
C. Clark's Childhood's End, H.G. Wells' Men Like
Gods, Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven and The
Dispossessed and dozens of other literary examples all examine
the dipole nature of utopian/distopian philosophy.
In addition to literary works, a number of philosophers,
religious leaders, and social reformers have conducted real world
experiments in Utopian societies: the Amana Colonies, Shakers,
Mormons, New Harmony, Fruitlands, Onieda, and Rappites have all
tried and failed to build Utopian communities right here in the
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No, Utopia is an idea that is always something to strive for, but
is unrealistic. It looks great in books, but in real life it is
something that must be worked toward.
That's someone's answer-- here's mine--
I have lived in a sort of Utopia in the mountains of Vermont. It
is hard. We went through a Great Schism. But it is still here. It
is in the mind and heart of humanity, and as Gandhi said, "We must
begin with the children" if we want a perfect, unbiased and wholly