Wednesday, November 23, 2016



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The Giver is supposedly set in a perfect society or utopia. The word utopia was the name of an imaginary island inhabited by an ideal society in a story written by Sir Thomas More in 1516. More created the word from the Greek ou-(no) and topos-(place); utopia literally means "no place." Is it possible to create a utopia? If it is possible, what would be three of the requirements for a utopia? If it is not possible, explain why.

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  1. It is possible to create a utopia, but it has to be perfect. No crimes, no arguments, just everything perfect. 3 requirements for a utopia are 1. A strict set of rules 2. A perfect society and community 3. Nothing wrong or out of place

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  2. I don’t think it could happen, Because in order to make it carefree and safe for everyone you must take away the insecurities. But at the same time you should not make it like a prison. First insecurity would be the dangerous people like criminals, How will you get rid of that? You can NOT exterminate or get rid of them, and it would take too much time to convert them to good. Next would be having security between countries which is really hard when you can have more criminals coming in. But at the same time you do NOT want to shut people out because that would be the opposite of what america is. In conclusion it would just be way too much work for nothing, because you can’t just stop ALL people from being bad.

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  3. I don't think it is possible because if it means no place then we cant have something that is no place.I mean yes there could be like a country like this but I don't think the whole world would be a Utopia.Then it would be like there is nothing in this world.

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  4. In my opinion I think that it is not possible to create a utopia at this day and age, for we do not have the technology to create a utopia. In the giver the people in charge seem to be doing a science expiriment on creating a utopia. They take out all the things that could be bad a going wrong and keep the good ones. They are basically trying to make it a utopia. But since this science isn't possible today I would have to conclude that it is not possible to create a utopia because there will always be hate and crime in the world.

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  5. I do not think it is possible to create an utopia, a utopia means “no place.” How can a place, not be a place. The town may think it is not a place but it is. It is somewhere so it has to be a place. Everywhere is a place,even my backyard is a place. An area in the middle of nowhere is a place. It is not possible to create a utopia!

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  6. No I don't think that it would be possible to create a Utopia. Here are the reasons why. For one if we were to create an Utopia there would have to be strict rules so nobody where to do anything horribly wrong, This would cause people to go crazy and want there freedom back. Second of all it would be really hard to pick out the people who live in this Utopia because it's so hard to tell who people truly are until you get to know them but even then it would be so hard to tell if they are worthy enough to live in this perfect society. The third and final reason is it would be had to pick out the rules and regulation of the Utopia. You would have to watch these people for days and figure out things you don't want them to do in the Utopia and trying to get them to change there ways may be a little challenging.

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  7. I think it is possible to create a utopia. The three requirements would be very strict rules, cameras watching your every move, and nothing but work with everything being given to you

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  8. I do not believe that a utopia can be created for the simple reason that it goes against the rules of physics. If it could be created it would break all rules of physics and all of it would have to be rewritten - I am guessing that somebody would have tried to create a utopia already.

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  9. No it is not possible to create a utopia. The name literally says "no place" which means it doesn't exist. If anything really happened close to it, it would have to either be artificial or a simulation. You can't make "no place" it's "no possible." :P

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  10. It is not possible. There wouldn't be a way for everyone to be perfect. No one is perfect. There can be a society where everyone is perfect, but it would be very, very difficult, and everyone would make a mistake at one point in time.

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  11. It is possible to create a utopia, but it would be very hard. The three requirements are no crime, no shortage of food, and everybody has to be healthy. Even if that was possible, there would still be rebellions that pop up every now and then.

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    1. If there would still be rebellions, then it is not a utopia.

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  12. I don't think it is possible, a perfect utopia would be impossible to achieve. There s a reason this book is fiction, because if someone attempted to create a utopia that is perfect over time the population would grow an it would be to difficult to regulate all of the people.

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  13. I think it is possible to create a utopia. But it might not be noticed as a utopia. If you create a utopia, it will be considered regular life for the people who live there. Your utopia will only be considered a utopia by the people who don't live there, like people who live outside of the place or in another time. The requirements of a utopia would be to be perfect in every way. Usually they are futuristic as well. Also, I think that people living in that place would consider it a utopia, since if no one lived in it, its perfection would not be recognized. Unless your utopia is being alone all of the time. Another requirement would be buildings and places to live and other things like that. That would be what I consider a utopia.

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    1. "Being perfect in every way," is not a requirement. It is such a broad sweeping statement that is the definition of utopia...a perfect place.

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  14. I do not think it is possible to create a utopia in the current and future world. The only time it could be possible is if it is created in a book. The word stands for "no place," so that means there is no place that could be that perfect.

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  15. I think that it is impossible to create a utopia unless you are writing a book. Utopia means "no place" so that literally means that you can't have a place to create it.

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  16. No it is not, people will always have different opinions. They will always think things should be run there way, at least most of the time. They will always be different from one another, and most of the time people will set different people apart from themselves. Most of them can't get along therefore there can't be a utopia.

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  17. It isn't possible to create a utopia because a utopia means no place and you can't create no place because then you wouldn't have to do anything because you would be creating nothing.

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  18. No I don't think it is possible to have a utopia. I don't think this is possible because everywhere you go there is something inhabiting the area. Whether it is just a bug, there is always something there. For this reason there can never be a utopia. There is always something.

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean by your statement that there is always something there. Why does this prevent a utopia?

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  19. It is possible to create a utopia. Three requirements would be, Everyone has to follow the rules, have video cameras everywhere, and strict but pleasant government.

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  20. Creating a brick wall is like taking down a house with only a shovel. it is technically possible, but good luck taking down steel beams with a shovel.
    you might be able to get a basic start, but it gets harder and harder as you reach obstacles.
    So it is possible but not feasible

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    1. This is a good analogy, but you need to continue and explain exactly why it would not be possible.

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  21. I think it possible to create one. One requirement for a utopia would be finding a way to make everyone think the same way to prevent conflict. I think that would be the only requirement because a place without conflict is sort of an ideal place.

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    1. There would need to be more than just "no conflicts." What about birth defects, natural disasters, starvation, etc...

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  22. I believe that is is not possible to make a utopia. You can't just make nothing and say that it's something. If you want to make a place where everything is perfect, then you aren't making a utopia because you'd still be making an actual place. You also can not say that a place isn't a place because that's just lying. The concept of a utopia is basically a dream.

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  23. I think it isn't really possible to create an utopia. Why I think that it isn't possible to create an utopia is because not everyone or everything are that perfect. Most people would probably get mad and start to riots. People can't expect humans to be flawless, because all humans have flaws. Plus everyone then would have to practice the beliefs, have the same ideas, opinions, and we all know that not all people would be able to do that. Even the people in the world now can't follow the laws and rules, so how do you expect them to be completely perfect and obey the laws? If there would be a way to create an utopia, it would either have to be in someone's imagination or written in a book.

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  24. I don't think it is possible to have a utopia. First, you have to have everything perfect. Everybody has to care for each other. The government controls everything and monitors what people are doing. People will not work as hard if they know no matter how hard they work they are always going to get the same amount as everyone else.

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  25. I don't think it is possible to create a Utopia because there is no such thing as a perfect society. There can never be a perfect society because as long as we are humans we will never be able to achieve perfection. There will always be crime, sadness, jealousy, etc. So therefore, I don't think it is possible to create a Utopia.

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  26. I don't believe it is possible to create a utopia because no society can be perfect. Even in The Giver, it may not be an ideal space for living because everybody is different, no matter how hard you try to make them the same. Even if we are made in a lab, nobody will look the same or have the same thoughts or ideas. This would make it hard to create a utopia and support one, Especially in our world today.

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  27. It is possible.first requirement a place to make a utopia second requirement is a mayor last thing is people

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    1. By your requirements, almost every city in America is already a utopia.

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  28. I think a `Utopia is not possible because Utopia means no place.If it is a no place then that means that it is not a place.Also it could never become a place.

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  29. I think it is possible to create an utopia. It may not happen, but it could be possible. The government might be done with us breaking laws and being out of line so they could make a society like Jonas society. They could start new and make it “perfect” but it most likely won't happen, but could happen with a lot of money, work and preparations.

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  30. I do not think it is possible to make a utopia because nothing can really be perfect anywhere in this world no matter how hard you try, it just won't end up perfect.

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  31. I do not think that you can have a "perfect" society. Everyone sees perfect differently and everyone has a different idea of what perfect is. For example, I don't think the setting of the story is perfect because it has too many rules and some people living in the society could probably agree. Everyone sees perfect differently.

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  32. To me creating a utopia kind of lifestyle in this world today as it is will probably not be possible. I think it wouldn't be possible because their is so many problems in this world and their are so many people. In general there are some bad people in this world that would not be appropriate or up for a world like this where its so different and in my opinion no one would really want a lifestyle like what they have in utopia. I think its not possible. These are my opinions on these things.

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  33. No because if it is not a place then how could it be a place. That literally makes zero sense whatsoever. The definition of it means no place so how could there be a place if it means no place.

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  34. Aubree Ellis 3rd hour

    No, It is not possible to make "no place". If the place is "no place" there is nothing there and so aspects of that place. Nothing is real.

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  35. I do not think it is possible to create a perfect society. I believe you could get evry close to an perfect society maybe by world peace, or solving most of our country's problems but I think there will always be problems in our world and we could never get them all to go away.

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  36. A utopia would be hard to even comprehend and no one has the same views on what perfect is. I don’t think it would be possible because there are things that everyone wants such as happiness, but no one thinks alike so something that makes one person happy might not make someone else happy. To me a utopia is everyone seeing what they find to be perfect and what makes them happy. In my point of view it would to be surrounded by family and friends and having eternal happiness. A perfect utopia would be no stress and no failure, everyone would work hard and would succeed.No one would ever complain about anything, they wouldn’t have a reason to. That to me is what a perfect society would be.

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  37. In my opinion, I believe that creating a utopia would very hard, making it impossible. Although I do think that creating a utopia would be easy if everyone and everything was just perfect, but it isn’t. People don’t always cooperate with the community, which would be essential in order for a utopia to appear.

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  38. I think it is possible to create a Utopia. The three requirements are people, certain rules and regulations, and a very good imaginations. This is what I think you need to create a Utopia.

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    1. We have that in a lot of places but no utopia.

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  39. I think that it would be hard to create a Utopia but you can. The three requirements are strict rules, jobs for everyone, and Guards/ police to protect everyone.

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  40. I think we could not create a Utopia. A Utopia is a perfect society which means every one would have to be almost perfect which is realistically not possible.

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  41. I think it is possible to make a utopia. Though it would be hard. You would need strict rules, everyone needs a jobs, and people to monitor the community.

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  42. I feel that a utopia can't be created there are just to many bad people.

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  43. I think that it is nearly impossible to create a utopia. That is because in a utopia everyone and everything is perfect, and in reality nobody is perfect. You would also need a lot of surveillance and monitoring and I know that most people would be against that. You would also need very strict rules, which would be a little easier to accomplish, but people will still break them.

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  44. I don't think a utopia could ever be created. There are so many diverse people in this world, that to narrow it down and to create the perfect earth would be impossible. Someone who didn't agree would always come by and stop it from happening.

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  45. To create a utopia, it would probably be easy to create, but hard to inhabit. The requirements would be that it has to be in a secluded area (like an island in the middle of the ocean), it would have to be protected, and it would have to have a ruleset followed by all and respected by all members of said utopia.

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  46. I don't think it is possible to create a utopia. A utopia is supposed to be a "perfect society" but what is perfect to one person, may not be perfect to another. I think a utopia would be impossible to create because of people's differing views of perfect.

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  47. I do not think it is possible to create a Utopia because no one is similar.We are all different in very different ways.Also we can't make a place where everyone is the same because we all have opinions and the people trying to set up this utopia would have different ideas and opinions on how to even make a utopia.

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  48. I believe that it is impossible to make an Utopia because that would mean that everyone would be perfect and nobody is perfect on this Earth. And society would probably erupt if the government tried to make steps toward a perfect world.

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  49. I think that a utopia is possible but I don't think it will actually be created. Somethings that you will need to create a utopia is a strict set of rules that basically tells how to live your life. A place where everyone feels safe. Last,but not least there has to be no mistakes and problems.

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  50. I do think it is possible to create an utopia but, it has to be absolutely perfect. Three requirements would be one, have a very strict rule set. Two, no hate or crime. Three, everyone has to be happy living there.

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  51. I think that creating a utopia is possible but extremely difficult to attain. You need the willingness of all the people, a leader or leader all with good intentions and not aimed for personal gain, and a place with just the right climate to provide plenty of water, food, and any other things required to run the community.

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  52. I believe that a place like Utopia is not possible because they is no way we can take away grief and pain. Humans are emotional beings that rely on their emotions, if we were to have a perfect place they would have to be taken away. We have not invented anything like that. So right now, getting a place like Utopia is impossible.

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  53. It isn't possible because people will never be satisfied with what they have. We'll always want more. We can create a utopia if it's fiction but not in real life because we will keep wanting more that we think will make us happy. If our world were perfect, it would be quite easy, but our world isn't perfect. There are always going to be people who criticize and those who couldn't care less. A utopia is impossible in the world we live in.

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  54. I think it would be impossible to create a perfect city. Our human nature is to get things we want, to argue, and to become angry. In utopia, you would have to have everyone live together in agreement and harmony. Getting everyone to cooperate and like each other would take a long time, and you would need some type of way to prevent fear, anger, and sadness, things that naturally happen to all human beings everyday.

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  55. I think you could create a utopia. It would be very hard and take lots of effort but it could work. The three requirements would include strict rules, a leader and a person who watches over the city and can see what everyone is doing.

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  56. I do not think it would be possible for a Utopia to be created. With technology, the people, even if they lived in a fenced community, could still see or hear about the outside world and would want to leave. In many people left, then it would take away from the idea of it. In order to have a Utopia, everything would have to be in perfect orderly structure with no mistakes, no crimes, no emotions, no protesting, no speaking of opinions, anything like that. No independence. Everything would be nice and peaceful. Which would be great, but that's just not reality. We are human, we make mistakes and have minds of our own. To change that mindset would require great technology that I’m not sure we have yet.

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  57. The three requirements needed for a Utopia would be no emotions, no difference, and no freedom. Then you would a a Utopia, but right now it is impossible. I believe there is o such thing or someone that can take away peoples differences and emotions.

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  58. I dont think anyone could create a Utopia. The word Utopia means a perfect place with no flaws but no person or place can be perfect. Nothing in this world or any world can acheive perfection.

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  59. In my opinion. I think that a Utopia would be hard to have. It is like Unicorns. They aren't real but people dream about them. I think that Utopias are only found in people dreams because they can't exist in the real world.

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  60. I think that it is impossible to create a Utopia. What I think is perfect might not be what someone else thinks is perfect. If there were no conflicts of nothing to do then it would be boring. Nobody would work, go to school, or do things that need to be done. Our world would become a mess and nothing would be in order. If everything was a mess then it would not be perfect like a Utopia. Nobody would agree and there is always going to be a problem with something that why I believe it is impossible.

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  61. I have no clue if this is my second time sending this, but I am doing it to be sure I get it sent. My Chromebook has been not performing the greatest lately. It would be possible, sadly. The first requirement would be that the society would not be able to know about the world outside of it. The second requirement would be that everyone and the whole area needs to have surveillance. Anything keeping the perfect society from being perfect needs to leave. The last thing is restrictions, the rules that keep things in order and the restrictions on things that would help rebellions or fences to keep them from leaving.

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  62. I think it would be very, very hard to create a utopia. You could have as many rules, police officers, cameras, etc. as possible but people will still have problems or disagreements with each other, it's human nature. Also, if there were a bunch of police and cameras watching your every move and pointing out all your flaws and mistakes, you probably wouldn't consider it an ideal society to live in.

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  63. I think that we cannot possibly create a utopia. Everything would have to be flawless. That in itself is already unthinkable because everyone and everything has imperfections. We can't live in a world without crime, differences, and feelings. Without any of these, we aren't human. In a utopia, everyone and everything is the same, yet every individual has their own minds and body. So how is it possible to become a perfect,and faultless society? No one can be controlled to act or look a certain way. The ideal of a utopia simply is not believable.

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  64. I don't think a utopia is possible. If a utopia is a perfect society, then society today would not fit the requirements. In my mind, a perfect society would have no crime and no war. Everyone would get along and live a happy life and there would be no fighting. Today, obviously, such a society does not exist. We hear on the news of mass shootings, murders, robberies, abductions, wars, terrorist attacks and so many more terrible things. We see homeless people on the streets, starving to death with nowhere to live and nothing to eat. If a utopia were to exist, then crime would be nonexistent and there would be no fighting and no wars. Humanity today would not be able to live in a utopia and keep the peace. Somewhere along the line, a war would break out or someone would commit a crime and the utopia would fall.

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  65. Yes, I believe that it is impossible to create a utopia because at someone will mess it up, and sooner or later a utopia will fall. I believe this because no person can be perfect and be taught to not make mistakes. In the end people will argue and fight about the rules, and rioting will happen in one way or another and then the society will fall.

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  66. It would indeed be possible to create a utopia. The three requirements would be simple; everything would have to be controlled, there would have to be much surveillance, and there would have to be no mistakes made (at all). Well, reading those requirements, I realize that it wouldn't be simple at all, but... A utopia is still possible.

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  67. I don’t think utopia is possible. In order for utopia to be created everyone has to be perfect. The fact is everyone is not perfect and it would be impossible for everyone to become perfect. The reason why it's so hard to achieve the goal of perfection and reach utopia is most people’s definition of perfect is different. What someone might think is perfect the other may not.

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  68. I think that it would be incredibly difficult to create a utopia. So far, civilization hasn't advanced far enough to eradicate all diseases and imperfections. In order for everyone and everything to be perfect, genetics must be mutilated and completely changed in order to achieve some level of "perfection". Even if we do reach that point in which everyone appears "perfect", it is in our human nature to make mistakes and to be curious. So no, I do not think that a utopia could be created because of the immense difficulty it imposes.

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  69. I think that is completely and entirely possible for a utopia to be created, if created correctly. Three things you would need to create a utopia would be a very strict and specific set of rules, a very organized community that is not too confusing for youngsters, and everything being chosen to you. The rules would tell everyone exactly how they should do everything, the simple yet organized community would make sure everyone would know how to do everything, and having everything chosen for you would get rid of the fighting and stress of everyone having to pick there jobs and families.

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  70. I don't think creating a perfect Utopia is possible. In order to have a fully functional Utopia everyone would have to be the same or so similar no one would cause any troubles or problems. To make sure there are no problems you would have to take away any opinions that could cause bickering or arguing in people. This gives the people living in this perfect society nothing to believe in or stand up for. Basically installing no hope in them at all because who needs to hope for anything when you live in such a perfect society? It would be almost impossible to take that away from people. For those reasons I believe creating a Utopia would be impossible or very difficult.

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