Celo Community In A Utopian World

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There are not too many notions that tend to deny their purpose, meaning and even existence in their names. Utopia is this notion. Literally translated from Greek it stands for a “place that does not exist”. Indeed, by meaning that utopia, whether it is a place or a state, is perfect for everyone, one aspect is always being forgotten about. This aspect is that all people are different and everyone has one’s own image of what is good and what is bad, right and wrong. Utopian world has not proved its right for existence to the majority of people, although there are states, and places, that people managed to create to be their own utopia above all the anti-utopian things and prove to all sceptics their right to live in a perfect world. Every…show more content…
Just like most of these intentional communities, Celo Community in Western Mountains is a land trust. The purpose of the community is “to provide an opportunity for its members to enjoy a life that includes personal expression, neighborly friendship and cooperation, and appreciative care of the natural environment” (Celo Community Constitution, 226). It promotes a healthy lifestyle on the farm, surrounded by beautiful nature. Even though, the idea of utopian life has evolved over time, Celo has brought its vision of it since 1937. Its main postulate is a peaceful and worry-free living, a simple…show more content…
It also does not teach them unity between people and nature, neglects the importance of basic skills any person needs for survival. In other words, it accustoms students for stability, which is not always present in life. As the camp’s main postulate is cooperation and care for the natural environment (Hicks, 226), children are taught to help. It can be anything – from washing up to feeding animals, working in the garden and kitchen. The camp’s main aim is to make children understand that being helpful to other people is not always rewarded with money, moreover, it should not be like this. Helping others characterize one as a personality, and the reward comes back in other forms of gratitude. In such a young age, children already know that offering a helping hand is merely a way to satisfy one’s inner impulses for expressing gratitude to the world. This way a child develops multiple qualities, becoming a fully functioning member of society. Only this way the level of education can be considered worth of utopia. Leading a peaceful, simple life is the life worth calling utopian. Nevertheless, not many modern people would consider this kind of lifestyle. People are so absorbed with today’s world materialism and consumerism, that they forget about food and sleep, not mentioning the search for inner light. What everyone should do is to learn to appreciate all the goddesses we already have. Humans themselves
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