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Ideal Society

The ideal society to most people is one where there is no war and everyone lives in peace and harmony. These kind of Utopias have been documented in many books as far back as the 380 BC in Plato’s work the Republic. According to this work, Plato believed that if we had four classes of people, Gold, Sliver, Bronze, and Iron, we could all live in peace. The highest-ranking people would be well educated and could figure out how to get rid of poverty and eliminate war. Since then many books have been written that show what the ideal society should be like, including Thomas More’s Utopia, which some saw as a blueprint of the ideal society they would want to live in.

These kind of ideal societies are still written about today. In books like The Giver, The Hunger Games, and the Divergent novels, these are the pictures of perfect societies in the eyes of the authors but by the end of them there is always an uprising. That gives you a clue to what it would be like if one of these societies was actually implemented in our world. These societies would always seem like a good idea until the power start to use the people for their own gain. Like in all societies, there is always at least one person or group that doesn’t agree with the rules of the society hence the outcry for change.

If there were to be an ideal society, then everyone would have the same; no one would have more or less then the other people. There wouldn’t be war and we would all get along. Every person in the world would have enough food to eat and have a good job but this just isn’t the world we live in today. We live in a world where we can have want we want and we have the opportunity to get what we want if we work for it. Many may see that if everyone were treated equally that then there wouldn’t be a problem with war and fighting. But there will always be people with more and there is nothing we can do about it. We can actually take a lesson from the books written on the subject of an ideal society and see that no matter how well the society is planned out, there will always be a disagreement to some degree in the society.