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Which do you think is more likely – clean utopia or frenzied dystopia?
(Julie @ Stepping Stone Book Reviews)
I would like to think clean utopia is more likely. My husband and I have been talking about our plan to live out retirement on the beach more and more and I always envision that as a clean utopia. It’s definitely a dream full of clean sand, crisp ocean breezes and lots of bright sunshine.
But the reality for the world, I’m afraid, would more likely be a frenzied dystopia. Or if there was a meter that had clean utopia on one side and frenzied dystopia on the other, the needle would be more into the frenzied side. I doubt that it would be a full on dystopia but it would be more like it than it would be utopia.
Why do I think that? Purely and simply that thing that has been termed the human condition. By our very nature, we want more, to achieve more, to be bigger and better and unfortunately our ideas of what that means are wildly and widely different. So if we can’t agree on what utopia is, I can’t imagine how we are ever going to achieve it on a large scale.