Utopia Essay, Research Paper
Secluded in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is a place called Sashy, a wonderful, perfect society. It is always peaceful and nothing bad ever happens on the island. The island’s air is always fresh and free of any toxins or pollution. Temperature on the South side of Sashy is always warm with no humidity present. On the North side of Sashy the weather is always perfect for winter activities, the temperature is just cold enough for the snow to fall. The North side of the island is full of steep, snow-covered mountains. On the South side of the Sashy clean, sandy beaches cover the land. The ocean water is crystal clear and warm. Sashy is the perfect place to live. On the island, every person is treated as equals. No one person thinks or acts as if they are better than another. There is no racism or sexism present, all types of people reside here and get along together. Living on the island is people from all different cultures and backgrounds. Everyone lives in peace with no fighting, violence, crime, or war. The people of Sashy, called Sashians, do not judge each other by their appearance or whom they interacted with. There are many diverse religions in this community. Each one does not criticize the others for their beliefs. Once a month all the different religions get together at the island community building and congregate together to discuss their viewpoints and thoughts on their faith. On this island there is no poverty, disease, or hunger. Everyone has plenty of money, but have to work for it. Not everything comes easy. There is still much competition in the economy. Citizens of the island do not worry about money though.
The Sashians are involved in a wide variety of sports and leisure activities all year long. This is possible because of the extreme temperature differences on the North and South sides of the mountain. The North side is always cold so the citizen can ski and snowboard at the Sashian Mountain Resort. The resort would offer a wide variety of different leveled slopes for the skiers on one half of the mountain. On the other half of the mountain there would be a Snowboard Park consisting of a slopes and half pipes strictly for the snowboarders. A snow tubing park would also be available for any whom has interest in snow tubing. There would family tubes and single tubes available for use. All these activities and more on North Sashy will have minimal charges to take advantage of the facilities.
On the warm and sunny South side, the beaches are clean and free of charge for all citizens. The beaches have volleyball courts open to anyone. At the piers there are docks where people can rent Jet Ski’s, Speed Boats, Yachts, and Party Boats for their recreational pleasure. Sidewalks and paths are on hand for Sashians to roller blade, skateboard, ride bikes, and run, jog, or walk. Boating trips are also available that take groups out in the middle of the ocean to scuba dive and snorkel.
Throughout the whole island are shopping centers, eateries, and sports complexes of all types accessible to all. Any store imaginable exists. A shopper’s heaven! The amount of places to eat would be incredible. Any type of food that a person had a craving for would be accessible. The Sashian Society would always try to make the island enjoyable for each person. Schooling would be one of the most important aspects of life on the island.
It is required for all citizens to start their education at elementary school level and continue up to collegiate level. It is not required, but if the parents wanted to start sending their children to nursery or preschool the facilities would be open for use free of charge. All schooling on the island is free of charge because education is of great importance to the people of Sashy. The schools administer the best education possible. There is a large variety colleges available for students to choose from. Students will be required to go to school for nine months out of the year. Altogether, students are required to attend seventeen years of schooling. In order to insure that the students are getting an excellent education the teachers would have to take a Teaching Exam every five years. If the teachers fail to complete the requirements and the written section of the test they will not be permitted to teach for one year. Teachers are also required to go back to college annually and take two courses to broaden their knowledge. All measures would be taken that would be necessary to maintain the finest quality of education for Sashians.
The citizens of Sashy make up their own laws and rules. Each year selected members the community sit down and revise the laws from the years before if necessary. Each community on Sashy have representatives that go around and take ideas and thoughts on how the island could be changed and run to make it better place to live. Laws never are passed if a large number of people on the island disagreed with them. The government’s main concern is the happiness of the lives of the Sashians.