Meaning of Utopia: an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. Click here to understand the concept of utopian communities that existed.
I have come to comprehend the word from the movies around this genre. In simple words, it means a state of having perfect systems in place. A society where everyone should be happy. Sounds wonderful, doesn't it? The concept is extremely desirable and there have been attempts to set up utopian societies or cults in real life, but none survived in the long run. Watch this video to know more.
The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984 and our desi utopian web show, Leila, are few of many, that portray utopian societies gone wrong or dystopian. Check out this Ted-Ed talk to understand dystopia. Every seemingly perfect utopian garden has dystopian weeds hidden in the undergrowth, growing slow but steady, and sure to invade the whole garden, just as this blog describes.
A perfectly utopian world would be based on a flawless social justice system. If that seems impossible then a society where equality and social justice are valued would be more or less perfect.
However, wants and needs may differ. And we need a different type of utopia to survive the impending catastrophe. Know about the different types of utopian societies here.
Ecological utopia is based on the principle of living in harmony with nature rather than living in conflict with it. We’re already seeing the effects of climate change, but thankfully, the planet is equipped with a powerful tool for stabilizing the climate: nature itself.
Protecting nature today means a better planet for future generations. Our non-biodegradable waste leaves a gigantic carbon footprint that needs to be neutralized at the earliest.
An ecologically utopian world could well be the perfect weapon to fight climate change - the ultimate utopia for planet Earth.