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Utopia: Helpful or Hindering?

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Utopia: Helpful or Hindering?

  1. 1. Utopia: Helpful or Hindering?<br />By: Travis Stine<br />
  2. 2. What is a Utopia?<br />“Any imaginary place where all things are perfect” (Merriam-Webster)<br />Perfect – all desires and needs met, no mistakes, no wrong.<br />
  3. 3. Argument<br />In the long run, a utopia would be more hindering than helpful to society.<br />Lack of diversity and change<br />Takes away the motivation and the purpose to live away from people.<br />There are no hardships in life.<br />
  4. 4. How is suffering good?<br />The lack of hardships prevents people from learning important life skills.<br />Overcoming obstacles gives meaning to life.<br />
  5. 5. Examples<br />Studying<br />Physical Training<br />
  6. 6. Lack of Change and Diversity<br />Redundancy of every day life<br />Living becomes more like a chore and too much of a routine<br />
  7. 7. Example<br />Adam and Eve eating forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.<br />Food Analogy<br />
  8. 8. No Motivation and Purpose <br />There is no point in setting goals when one has everything desired.<br />No goals = nothing to strive for or to accomplish<br />Life is too easy.<br />
  9. 9. Examples<br />Gilman’s Herland, “life is a struggle, and if there is no struggle, there is no life”<br />Buddha<br />
  10. 10. Conclusion<br />A utopia isn’t as good as it seems<br />Utopia brings temporary relief and happiness<br />Utopia takes away important qualities of life away<br />

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