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What would utopia look like for you?

Mine is pretty much a Hawaiian island with my own hand picked residents, no churches, and no cockroaches. I hear they're huge. Oh, and lots and lots of pizza.

No scratch that last bit. I don't know if I could help myself from all that eating.

silvereyes 8 Jan 12

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Over 5 weeks after my initial post... let's just say utopia to me will look like some Bullshit I described to make me happy... and I am sure will make me happy despite being some made up bullshit. Made your utopia Right Here.... RIght Now... with what you got.

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I reckon whatever her heart desires. I just don't see heaven, utopia, etc, etc, etc. Without a witness to my life. Not that I am sad or lonely or both... just practical. I want to be specific enough to include what is needed for me to be happy without complaints. In case this is a "Lathe of Heaven" moment and I end up in Utopia by my fucking self in a crate of the moon!

@silvereyes Real world suits to the most of us. Is the dreamer that worries me.

@silvereyes You convinced me. How can I deny a woman a dream? I can not! In a serious note... I had lived such a fucking full life!!! I know she is not in this site so... The first time the woman that became my wife for 19 years told me she loved me.. I told her that I was just a "dream". How stupid and full of myself I was. She never allowed me to forget that. I am sure it was in her mind during the divorce procedures.

@silvereyes I gave her the house we built, no 50/50 split. She is selling it this year to a nephew. I wonder if when he was little he used to come to the house thinking one day I will own this house. I just wonder.

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The Villa Savoye, but in Arctic Norway instead of Poissy and full of books, cats and a lifetime's supply of magic calorie-free marzipan. Oh, and Cate Blanchett in the bedroom.

Jnei Level 8 Jan 13, 2018
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Holding my own wand( that works ) in a Harry potter reality. Actually being there as a young guy trying to learn all that. Yeah... I'm hopeless... but it's a thing my mom did all day before she died. It was her fantasy dream. If i had one wish when she was alive. Put her in that dream of hers.

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Mores Utopia is quite different to mine. I don't like people, so more paradise in my case. Very few people, minimal disputes, good environment and I guess quite important, low living costs. I only work to pay government fees and taxes, car maintenance, diesel and net access. We are self sufficient in water power and food (we barter). If I didn't have to pay land tax, insurances (I guess some of that is optional), rego to drive on roads things would be even sweeter. I am by nature lazy I think.

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pizza=my kind of heaven

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What I would say would be frowned upon so I'll keep it to myself lol

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@silvereyes Does living in Hawaii with lots of pizza mean you have to put pineapple on all of them?

Silvereyes

Your such a ham.

@silvereyes Are you a vegetarian/vegan?

@silvereyes I'm trying to change my eating habits, I eat way too much junk food and soda. I'm basically a garbage can. lol

@silvereyes I've been able to knock off the 120 calories per can of pop/soda by drinking filtered water with 0 calorie flavoring I just squirt a little in a glass then fill it with water. Right now I'm drinking Strawberry-Watermelon flavor. Tasty. 🙂

@silvereyes Soda is tough. Try this stuff. There are lots of other flavors. Besides the one I posted there are fruit punch, lemonade, and grape that I've tried so far. There are others too.

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Pretty much the standard of living I have now but for everyone on earth. Its a depressing thought but if you actually look at the numbers if you live in a western country, blue state, make a middle class salary about 99% of humanity is poorer than you are.

So if I could somehow, by say magic (haha), give everyone what I enjoy that would be utopia.

yeah, that sounds pretty good.

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Galt's Gulch. You'd have to suspend your hatred of capitalism or love of America and read Atlas Shrugged critically to see it the way I do. It's a society of real capitalists who have no greed. A group of people who abhor deception and love work and knowledge. It only works when it's small, but it sounds perfect. It's absolutely unrealistic, but it's a nice dream.

@MsOliver Oh... Is there a non-fictitious Utopia that you have chosen not to live in?

Also, I did say to read it critically. I love her heroes and the facets of humanity they reveal, but she was mistaken in some very important facets. She fled a communist society where selflessness was the word people used to describe something that was never selfless. It makes sense that she used the word selfish, but I think it was a major error. Dagny and Hank demonstrate a balance, conflict or neutral state between selfishness and selflessness. The primary evil characters in Atlas Shrugged are the Donald Trump's of the world. The catalyst for Galt may have been a communist conversion at a factory, but look at the actual evils she points out in vivid detail, page after page, and it is a more complete rejection of the American system.

Her philosophy as she's stated it and as idiots interpret it is terrible. Those are people who take it as a manifesto. I take it as fiction that works as a thought exercise if read critically.

Also, if the government forces you to pay into a system, to refuse to use the system is to lose to the government twice. To claim the benefits is to basically get a refund of some of what you've paid into it by force of law.

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Lots of intelligent puzzles to work Warm to hot lots of fishing loving woman by my side to share life, large garden and animals to harvest maybe a pet panther set away from civilization,Oodles of reading material. Most of all I would not spend every day in pain.

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  • secluded cabin or earth-sheltered home in the woods
  • moderate temperatures year round, low humidity
  • very little snow in the winter
  • a companion dog
  • abundant, varied fresh fruit
  • lazy days reading, writing, doing something artistic
  • occasional, long walks through the woods
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I think utopian thinking is a mistake. Any belief that chases a Utopia is setting itself up to fail.

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Everyone will have their own utopia. Total chaos.

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I'd like a floating fortress of some sort. I have a hard time staying in one place for too long.

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Not much different from yours I think... as long as I have a sailboat to play with!

skado Level 8 Jan 13, 2018
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