“A utopia cannot, by deﬁnition, include boredom, but the ‘utopia’ we are living in is boring”, writes Svendsen, a Norwegian author. And I follow the shadow of this intuitive lines.
The fact that our mother Earth is the only place to live and endure life is so ridiculous and grotesquely odd. If this universal truth and belief hold water, our world dominated with the Homo sapiens (‘Wise men’ by Latin) shouldn’t smell with a cancer of slaying, butchery, homicide, robbery, kidnap, violence, rape and murder. Today, almost generally, every front pages of the newspapers have turn to be the bedrooms of these man-made catastrophe. But in any way, the rising statistics does not cause even a slightest fever of flabbergasts in the minds of the people. Rather, these man-manufactured disasters have been to a certain extent established as a daily rituals.
|Utopia or Dystopia? It is for us to accept (Photo courtesy: Click LINK)|
At one time, as I was flipping the site of the Toronto Public Library, this phrase kept my eye glued and released only later when my conscience agreed that it was a truth. The phrase read:
Humans are the only creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from it and then write ‘save the trees’ on it.
So phenomenal and remarkable.
This phrase, I bet is sweeter than the music composed by Beethoven or more beautiful than the sculptures of Michelangelo.
It is so painful to accept that we have a pair of organic eyes that is lavishly contaminated with the cataract of a poor vision. In other words, we are blind people who can see, but don’t see.
Otherwise, why is that so-called EDUCATION ought to bring desirable change in the behaviour of humans not taking place? If the world is to be called as Utopia, it should be the ‘education’ that we humans receive, help in changing the colour of our thinking. That same education should help us build bridges, not the walls in our society. That education should bestow us the values, morals, principles and ethics to taste the sense of brotherhood, not the enmity and frenemy. That education should define rape and murder, drug abuse and robbery as crime and not as a fashion of contemporary living.
Or else, when this only planet capable of banking our lives are full of undesirable entertainments, our stand to claim that the world is utopia would be the best joke for the next generations to read in our history. The once clean sheet of this world is almost unexpectedly getting polluted with the air of dystopia.
I am a standing water, perplexed to judge: “Is our world Utopia or Dystopia”?
“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either” – Joseph Wood Krutch