People often think about creating an ideal society, but most of the times fail in making this happen. What is your opinion about an ideal society? How can we create an ideal society?
Despite many failed attempts to achieve it. Ideal Society is a concept that has existed in almost all the nations’ hopes ever since the human civilization. In China, Lao Tzu proposed a famous option, small countries with few people, which has become an ideal society for Chinese. Similarly, in Europe, Tomas More’s book Utopia has grounded this particular word in people’s mind, representing an ideal community with endless resources and no depravity or sin.
Before talking about what my ideal society is, one question to ask is why do people have an ‘ideal’ in mind. I think the human race has a deep-rooted original drive for happiness. Just as the hedonists interpret, everyone would base its action upon its desire for happiness. A person’s ‘ideal society’ is a congregation of one’s different desires and hopes.
However, different people might have different desires and thus different ideals. Children’s ideal society might be full of candies; Christians’ might be that everyone believes in Christ Jesus; and Plato, the famous Greek philosopher, claimed that the kings of his ideal societies should be philosophers. It is very possible that people’s ideals contradicts with each other.
So, when I reflect upon my very own ideal society, I realized that my ideal society should be one that everyone is happy inside. Then, I remember Russell, an English philosopher, who shared a view that ‘diversity is essential to happiness’. I agree with him. Although it is impossible to impose the same ideals upon everyone, it is possible to mate everyone respect the different pursuits of others. To learn to respect is the first step to an ideal society. Being respected, one’s hope could be kept alive, and everyone will maintain a respect for others and try to contribute back to the society by respecting others. Thus, my ideal society where difference is respected and everyone is happy could be achieved.