UTOPIA 1

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The utopia would be named as Texopia owing to its location in Texas,U.S. In particular, the community would be based in San Antonio. Sucha location would be suitable due to several factors. For example,Texas has plenty of arable land for sale to the highest bidder. Thecost of land in the state is also cheaper in comparison to otherareas. The fair weather in Texas is also ideal since it avoids theextreme conditions in both winter and summer. Although self-relianceis a noble way of ensuring independence, community reliance helps tostandardize the costs of living (Emerson, 2014). Self-reliance alsoleads to wastage of resources as some individuals consume more thanothers. On the other hand, community reliance ensures that facilitiesare shared out with regards to comparative family sizes (Thoreau,2014). Consequently, self-reliance fosters capitalistic schemes whilecommunity reliance reduces poverty.

The utopia would be governed by particular rules. For example, eachmember of the community will be expected to put forth equal effort intheir work assignments. Such a rule would ensure that duties areshared according to the unique abilities of the community members.The society would crumble if people were permitted to live off theefforts of others. Also, everyone will be treated impartiallyregardless of religion, race, or social status. Diligent effort willserve as the qualification for admission into the community. Allmembers shall be required to maintain peace and order. In thisregard, there would be no disturbances, crimes, or violence.Explosives and firearms would not be accepted due to the potentialfor abuse.

Decisions in the society would be made communally. Establishing adecentralized power structure would avoid the vesting of power andinfluence on one individual. Equal contributions from each memberwould mean that each person has the mandate to share indecision-making. Furthermore, permission must be sought before havingchildren. Such a decision is made to avoid exhausting the community’sresources. Overpopulation would endanger the society’s ability tosustain its members.

In addition, each family will be allowed to have their separate homewithout shared facilities. Privacy and confidentiality must berespected to avoid frequent conflicts between neighbors. Furthermore,town meetings should be held weekly to discuss emerging issues.Community members would be obligated to attend meetings to stayabreast of recent developments. Comprehensive solutions to pertinentproblems require the input of each member. Moreover, children wouldbe required to attend school on the weekdays. The curriculum atschool would include social skills designed to enrich the life ofstudents. Nevertheless, classes will be suspended if the utopiarequires the input of all its members. Also, divorce would be allowedonly in the case of adultery and other serious occurrences ofunfaithfulness.

Furthermore, work would be banned on Sundays. Freedom of worshipbestows upon each person the right to propagate their religionwithout fear of ridicule. Coercion techniques would not be used toalter the religion and belief system of particular groups.Additionally, all industries within the utopia must adopt solar powerto lessen the burden of pollution. Recycling of waste products mustalso be done to reduce the utopia’s carbon footprint. Besides,drugs and alcohol would be regulated to prevent overindulgence andmisuse. Consequently, the utopia would have fewer incidents of crime,addictions, and violence.

References

Emerson, R. W. (2014). Ralph Waldo Emerson on self-reliance:Advice, wit, and wisdom from the father of transcendentalism. NewYork, NY: Skyhorse Publishing.

Thoreau, H. D. (2014). Walden. New York, NY: Open Road Media.