Throughout history, humanity has generally struggled to build or create a society in which all the needs of all who live in it are met. Several different imaginative scholars have reflected upon the notion of an ideal society. Renowned scholars have voiced their own views about what an ideal society might look like. The government, free will and fairness are all diverse variables of society that influence the daily lives (Ganguly 2). Generally, individuals in a society have diverse values and ideals; this, then, creates diverse observations of what an ideal society is well-defined by. The ideals of every individual in a society must be supported in order for an ideal society to be existent. An ideal society is unachievable owing to the subjective or personal nature of humanity.
An Ideal Society would not punish people, working or not, because of been disabled or mentally ill. In an ideal society, it should be understood that it is not their fault. An ideal society would change its notion of beauty from the platonically idealistic, forsaking ideal forms for ideas that are both genuine and which embrace humanity’s highest desires. Life opportunities would be equally distributed rather than been concentrated within a particular age bracket. People would no longer be thrown into the scrap-pile for being ill, incapacitated, and too old and so on: Instead, there would be a fair way of sharing resources to all. This could be executed in a number of ways to adjust to society’s fluctuating needs.
A perfect society would be a society in which everyone got what they wanted. Evidently, this is difficult to attain. So, we can only struggle for the best feasible society. Logically, this would be a society in which everybody got as much of what they desire as it is feasible to equitably attain. Attaining this would be comparable to finding the lines of best fit thru a succession of points for several graphs. For instance, if we all have diverse views about the ideal interval of a working day, then in an ideal society the interval of the working day would be the average of all the ideals of the society. Generally, in an ideal society, all factors would be set at the mean of our personal ideals about that thing. Truly, it will not be the perfect society for anybody, but on the brighter side, it will be the least bad for everybody.
At times it is good to face the reality. Globally, it has become a challenge to realize peace. Violence, distrust, hate, greediness and so forth seem to be the inborn nature of mankind. Non-violence, love, unselfishness etcetera are ideals towards which men struggle or pretend to struggle. The alleged peaceful societies are those which meet violence with more violence and cruelty with more cruelty. The seeming peace is nothing but the peace forced with fear. Obviously, such a society surely cannot be an ideal society. There can only be true peace in a society only when the members of that society are free of negative behaviors like greediness and jealousy of human beings. The word “Utopia” which basically means an ideal society flashes into the mind if a person pauses to visualize such a society.
In conclusion, the ideas presented here above might not be easy to implement, but they surely offer some alternate mechanisms to cure the current failings of the society and its leadership. The ultimate obstacle has been the ruling class itself. While it has been designated as a vehicle for instigating change every time and wherever its interests get exposed; it plots proficiently to safeguard itself, leaving the public and the country to their sad destiny.
Ganguly, Subhajit. 2011. Way towards an ideal society. Retrieved on 20th February 2016 from http://vixra.org/pdf/1103.0083v1.pdf