'"Utopia" is just a dream.' Discuss.

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'"Utopia" is just a dream.' Discuss.

What is Utopia? Throughout history, there were numerous attempts for creating a utopian society, but it has always failed. Utopia has to create a perfect world for every individual and many also argue that utopia equals the equality of humans and rights. The common attempts for utopia were getting rid of power over another, which is a communist form of utopia, and Thomas More also stated that no crimes should take place in a utopian society. It seems very simple to create utopia -with having everyone equal, everyone educated without greed and crimes but peace and harmony... Then how come all of the past attempts came to only one result -a failure? Utopia is just a dream, and there is no such thing as utopia because of human nature, greed and individual thoughts.

Everyone has different ideas and points of view in different themes, which means that utopia varies among each and every individual.

Utopia can never be achieved because of human individuality, therefore no utopia will ever satisfy everyone. If one nation becomes rich, like in a game where there is a winner and a loser, another nation surely gets poor. Utopia cannot create equality among humans, and the major reason for humans to start trying to create utopia was to have a peaceful world with everyone equal and rich.

Education is also one of the key points in attempting for utopia. Many suggested free education for all to make it fair and just. It sounds perfect, but if everyone is well-educated and brought up to have their own ideas and opinions, not only will utopia be corrupt but no one would do the minor jobs that the world needs, such as some of the work that is considered "dirty"...