The Utopia of Knowlegde

October 29, 2010
By abey2012 BRONZE, Dearborn, Michigan
abey2012 BRONZE, Dearborn, Michigan
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We live in a world where a utopia is nonexistent, but I know of a special door. It is unknown to all but me. I will give you the key so you can take a look inside but it is no place for you to stay. Now take a deep breath and push open the door and let me be your guide into this glorious world.
Look at the beautiful colors that paint the sky. Feel the peace in the gentle breeze that caresses your face. Do you feel the love washing through into your very soul? This is a utopia, not a soul is suffering, not a person in distress. There is no such thing as hate, only love exists, love is no longer rare but everywhere. Here in my utopia humans are free, animals are free, and all live as one. All are free to do as they please; all are free to wonder the earth. All ask themselves what they can do for their utopia, not what their utopia can do for them. Selfishness is never around among these utopians. This world is like heaven, with its beautiful mountains, and its majestic hills. It has its own gravitational pull to all that is good and a repulsion to all that is evil. Now are you ready for the icing on the cake? What else can this perfect world possibly contain? If you look to your left you will see it, the big giant building, the only one in site, the grand library that lies in the middle of this utopia. For these utopians are not ignorant, they are not naïve; they have knowledge as their ultimate source of peace. Knowledge of worlds full of corruption, of worlds where humans are tortured, of worlds where violence is everywhere, of worlds where selfishness exists, where love is rare and hate is everywhere. Without the library there as their guide, without them having knowledge of those worlds, this utopia would crumble to the ground in one glorious pile of ash.
Now take a deep breath, come back through the door, shut the door behind you, and hand me back the key. Did you forget that it was no place for you to stay? People from our world are not allowed to stay, we are too selfish, we are too ignorant, and we are too naïve for this nirvana.

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on Nov. 13 2010 at 1:28 am
theskeptist BRONZE, Colleyville, Texas
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"The reason why I refuse to take existentialism as just another French fashion or historical curiosity is that I think it has something very important to offer us... I'm afraid were losing the real virtues of living life passionately in the sense of taking responsibility for who you are the ability to make something of yourself and feel good about life. Existentialism is often discussed as if it were a philosophy of despair, but I think the truth is just the opposite. Sartre, once interviewed, said he never felt once minute of despair in his life. One thing that comes out from reading these guys is not a sense of anguish about life so much as a real kind of exuberance, of feeling on top of it, its like your life is yours to create. Ive read the post modernists with some interest, even admiration, but when I read them I always have this awful nagging feeling that something absolutely essential is getting left out. The more you talk about a person as a social construction or as a confluence of forces or as being fragmented of marginalised, what you do is you open up a whole new world of excuses. And when sartre talks about responsibilty, he's not talking about something abstract. He's not taling about the kind of self or souls that theologians would talk about. Hes talking about you and me talking, making descisions, doing things, and taking the consequences. It might be true that there are six billion people in this world, and counting, but nevertheless -what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms, to other people, and it sets an example. In short, I think the message here is that we shouuld never write ourselves off or see eachother as a victim of various forces. It's always our descision who we are."

I love it, you're a hippie just like I am. <3 

on Nov. 10 2010 at 6:15 pm
abey2012 BRONZE, Dearborn, Michigan
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Thank you I will!!!

on Nov. 6 2010 at 1:06 pm
thebushhippie PLATINUM, Sandown, New Hampshire
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Leave behind your own footprints! :0)

This article is so beautiful! I love it. It's a very unique topic. Please keep writing!


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