Humankind’s Most Selfish Goal: The Perfect Society

In a perfect society, no one would harm anyone else. That means no one would harm you. Human beings entered into “social contracts” to form governments. We trade freedoms for security. The most basic level of this is: “I won’t kill you if you won’t kill me.” It’s all about our own safety.

So, one could argue that humans formed societies to benefit themselves. Then, if a society is based on selfish goals, shouldn’t a perfect society be the result of the ultimate selfishness? Without perfection, there is uncertainty. Anyone can get you. Only when everyone is truly happy, will no one harm you.

There’s truly a great irony in this, if it indeed stems from selfishness. It is that in order for you to be perfectly happy, you must make everyone else perfectly happy. Yet, it is our own selfishness that prevents us from making everyone else happy. Quite the dilemma.

One thought on “Humankind’s Most Selfish Goal: The Perfect Society

  1. Niklas Leroux

    Searching for the impossible.
    People who wish for world peace are the ones who should be put in mental institudes.
    World peace. Bah
    What exactly is world peace?
    Everyone living in a perfect society where everyones is happy and nobody dies. There’s no wars, people live in harmony.
    What kind of screwed up dream world are you living in?
    Human nature: The sum of qualities and traits shared by all humans.
    It’s human nature why there’s wars. Go back in history and look at all the wars. What are they for?
    Some would say land, some power, and even some say resources. Then it comes right down to culture. What is a culture?
    People who have the same beliefs, customs and thoughts. Now that might sound like communism but it’s not.
    What makes a country?
    Well you need citizens for one. These people should all have the same culture. They should have their own land. Then they should appoint a government. Then whether they have sovreignity or not, they become a state. Then they can become a nation. And in that aspect a nation-state or country.
    So if this all makes a country then you can never have two countries the same because of these factors. ANd if no two are the same then conflict will always occur.
    This means world peace is indefinately unreachable.
    So that is why I say people who wish for world peace should be put in mental institudes.
    For their misbeliefs have truly corrupted people’s mind to think that world peace is possible.

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