A Utopia As A Dystopia In Today's Society

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A utopia has various definitions but the common definition of a utopia is an ideal interpretation of a perfect world or environment. The term utopia was first introduced in a novel created in 1516 by Sir Thomas Moore. The novel explains the attributes of a perfect island. There are various types of social ideas represented in a utopia including economic, ecological, scientific, religious, and technological ideas. Many books that reference utopia’s have cultural and socially dense information pertaining to the certain time period. The opposing term of a utopia is a dystopia. Similar to a utopia, a dystopia is a social environment but instead of being a perfect environment it is usually far from perfect. The Amish community is a representation of a dystopia rather than a utopia. While there are some benefits of the close-knit community, current ways of living are far more reliable and efficient. Technological advance, current role of religion, and common gender roles are just three attributes of the Amish culture that are vastly uncommon and different than today’s society.
The Amish culture has an old-schooled stereotype in their practices and customs. There are so many technological and material advances that are developing worldwide to provide more efficient ways to live life. Due to the traditional and older traditions in the Amish culture, the community hasn’t adopted many new inventions. Most communities forbid the use of any electricity at all. For example, most people
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