ABOUT UTOPIAS

We could state right away that it is not wrong to create and develop new ideas and fantasies but that a perfect utopia is a difficult task to accomplish. People and their expectations are far too different for that. If there were a total consensus in a community, it would be difficult to find well developed individuals to take care of all necessary, common affairs.

Maybe we must admit that utopias do not belong to this worldly life, and that is why all attempts seem to fail. Life in general serves primarily as a school for human consciousness, so that the standards of a school must be strong enough to ensure a continuous development.

All problems with their solutions are just power for the growth of a human mind. An attempt to make the circumstances of life as easy as possible will fail in time.  People still need more ruthless and coarse impulses to support their natural process of learning.

It is beneficial, and even essential to aim at a balanced state in a society. In that purpose, it would be necessary to take into account a few basic things concerning a human being:

A human being is a combination of mind, soul and spirit – a psychophysical part being a revelation of the soul, which in turn dwells within and has its origin in one’s spiritual essence or source. This view could be proposed even to schoolchildren in order to create an understanding that life is not just for passing by but that it bears in itself a spiritual meaning for the lives all creatures.

There are always young and enthusiastic people as well as old and protective ones in a society. That is why it is essential that there is a common understanding or consensus about the most significant aims of life in general. The over anxious people often have too little experience on which to base their views and actions. The older people in turn have too much negative experience so that they often end up resisting all sudden changes. There are no other means but common values among these groups that can keep them together in fruitful cooperation.

There must also be a clear view of the role of the community in realizing the common aims. It should be evident that every healthy adult takes responsibility at least of himself, but a certain standard of security or welfare state may serve quite well in taking care of actions and functions that people themselves cannot do or do not want to do. This should not lead to the belief that life is just for fun and amusements. A so called welfare state must be based on the profitable work of people, not on printing more money or taking more and more loans for living and consumption. For politicians, it is often extremely difficult to see and acknowledge the economic limits as they are trying to fulfil the endless wishes of their voters and supporters. In order to maintain and encourage all kinds of work the sharing of wealth through taxation should be kept in a reasonable level.

 Democratic systems an acting trough political party is often considered the best way of government. It has come to common usage from ancient Creek – the country that today shows a very sad example to the world. Plato was not devoted to a democratic system for even in bright things there always arouses resistance. Maybe we should someday start to think whether the political parties are necessary for proper managing of common things. Parties are a sure way of arousing arguments and quarrels, sometimes even civil wars. It should not be impossible to create a system without preconditioned blocks – so that it acts directly on the basis of sound reason and common interest. Many people would say that a system without parties cannot work in a large scale, but is this true. Certainly we cannot arrange referendum in all possible affairs, so we must elect our best representatives to do the job. Could this be done on a pure basis of individual qualities – that is the question worth thinking?

A totalitarian regime in all forms has but extremely few outstanding examples. Attempt to press people into a strict modes or patterns end up to a highly unnatural society with insincere, suspicious and often corrupted ways of behaviour. Progress needs a fair portion of freedom and liberty even if its blossom does not always look out beautiful. It is comforting to remember that the human expressions here in this world are seldom perfect but that they in time can cultivate the mind in bringing forth excellent results.

It is always better encourage beneficial behaviour than to try to stop defiant one by ever growing legislation. The more laws the more criminals, quarrels and lawyers. To avoid overprotective systems, a growing awareness of responsibility should be an essential issue in upbringing children.