Is Utopia Possible?

No, Utopia is not possible. It is just an idealistic way of thinking, possibly something created by society to give everything we do as a whole a direction and purpose. For what if there was no goal? What if everything we strived to create and maintain, everything we worked for our whole lives; what if it had no purpose? If we had no aspiration, only chaos and disorder would ensue.

First, Utopia is not possible for a very human reason: drive. Some people work to be the best, they strive to get ahead… others are lazy and really couldn't care less what happens to them or those around them. Also, if everyone was given entirely equal situations, equal work, pay, education… would we all lose the will to go on, knowing that no matter what we did it would always be accounted for?

Next, Utopia cannot exist as long as there is contention and strife, and, yet again, that will always be present as long as there is more than one human being in existence. Saying that crime and other things of that nature can be eliminated from the human population is like saying that bacteria in a trash can be completely destroyed using only a toothbrush.

Finally, to close with the words of Anne Rice, "It is an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give a greater luster to our colors, a richer resonance to our words. That is, if it doesn't destroy us, if it doesn't burn away the optimism and the spirit, the capacity for visions, and the respect for simple yet indispensable things."