Evolution of Our World

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Brave New World is a form of the world we all seek to live in; in many respects it is a utopian society. However, it is this not because the society itself is perfect, but because it simply makes all acts that are now considered evil a standard of living. You cannot achieve true happiness by simply giving up your moral standards, to do so is not only unethical but is unbecoming of a truly content person. The Brave New World's level of satisfaction may be our goal, but the world itself should never be our destination.

The main reason that the Brave New World should never come to be is that the people are happy only because they are ignorant. In the Brave New Worldhappiness comes from drugs and brain washing, not understanding. Lenina is quintessential to this, her dependency on the flawed logic of sleep teaching and soma to keep her happy shows us that she is incapable of understanding the reality around her and consequently cannot come to terms with it or be happy.

The use of soma is another example of the false joy that is the Brave New World the use of the disgusting drug to put them in a plane of an absence of thought whenever they come across the slightest problem.

With the necessity of sleep teaching and soma comes the necessity of the same world, but change is constant. The world will go under a dramatic change sometime and the Brave New World is not prepared to deal it. The way the characters, who have realized that they have been trained to think one, way react to different environments are very different to the characters who are still thinking the limited way of the Brave New World. They are unable to adapt to a new set of encounters that they may find remotely disturbing without the use of soma. With the massive amounts of soma in use by the Brave New World it is a false hope to believe it will always be in an abundant supply. The factory worker exploded in rioting when their soma was thrown away, and that was just one day. Can you imagine their reaction to losing a month's supply of soma? It would be the death of the Brave New World.

What can be done with the world now? We are so accustomed in this day and age to having solutions delivered to us without having to wait for them. Great changes to not happen quickly instead of jumping at the first solution that presents itself we must press on the path we are on now. The world is becoming more stable, day-by-day, and soon we ma have global peace. Then the resources that we have used to protect our selves and harm others can be but to use in our homes and neighborhoods. A world like we have now with no crime, no starvation and no suffering should be our goal.

Our world is full of imperfections, we have crime and murder, but we also have love, art and freedom. Some of us have died earlier than our time to keep these freedoms. Changing to the way of the Brave New World is not only cowardly and unethical, but an insult to the generations before us who brought us to this point. We can either rise to become greater then the last generation, or we can remain the same, in a dull existence, forever.