This Week’s Guest Post At The New Normal: In A Perfect World…

Have you ever dreamed of what the perfect world would be like? All of us have said it at one time or another, “In a perfect world,” such-and-such would happen. Maybe you wish your boss would give you a raise. Maybe you wish your family were more understanding. Or maybe you wish you could take something back you said or did.

For ages, dreamers and theorists have come up with ideas for a perfect world. There’s a word for it: utopia. The Greek word utopia essentially means, “no place.” The reason that definition applies is because theseideals either failed when tried – like the communitarian experiments of the mid-19th century – or never made it off the drawing board – like Walt Disney’s ultra-cool Progress City, where residents would always have the newest technology at their fingertips.

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