Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose
to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains,
and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only
the shadow of a dream.
Without the Utopians of other times, men
would still live in caves, miserable and naked. It was Utopians who traced
the lines of the first City…..Out of generous dreams come beneficial
realities. Utopia is the principle of all progress, and the essay into a
The world is now too dangerous for
anything less than utopia.
When the perfect order prevails, the
world is like a home shared by all. Leaders are capable and virtuous.
Everyone loves and respects their own parents and children as well as the
parents and children of others. The old are cared for, adults have jobs,
children are nourished and educated. There is a means of support for all
those who are disabled or find themselves alone in the world. Everyone has
an appropriate role to play in the family and society. Devotion to public
duty leaves no place for idleness. Scheming for ill gain is unknown. Sharing
displaces selfishness and materialism.
You are not expected to complete this
work, but you are obliged to participate.
When we all relate to each other as we would
like to receive if our roles are reversed, we move closer to utopia. Every
one of us can bring this closer, starting now.
This includes how we relate to our own family, our neighbors and
how we use our wealth and opportunities to
help entire nations that lack our advantages.