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    Describe your Utopia

    I've been doing a little experiment lately where I keep two diaries. One is just my normal diary in which I write whatever is going on in my life. The second diary is a new one in which I write about my day as if I lived in the perfect world, a Utopia. That way I'm trying to discover what I truly want in my life if there were no boundaries.

    In the 'real' world I often find myself being blocked by thoughts like “you have to be realistic” or “you can't do that, because [insert reasons].” So by writing in a 'Utopia diary' I played with the idea of living a perfect life without those boundaries and in which I can be whoever and do whatever I wanted in a world that is perfect. The words “being realistic” are forbidden. So far it's been very interesting, eye-opening and fun.

    So I wanted to bring the fun here by asking you guys: How does your Utopia look like?
    If there were absolutely no boundaries and you could be whoever and do whatever you wanted, without having to worry about anything.
    What would your daily life look like?
    What would the world and the people around you be like?
    Who are you with and where do you live?
    What do you spend most time on?
    What is your favorite thing?

    Just a few questions to give you an idea, but go crazy. I'm curious!
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    Re: Describe your Utopia

    What a beautiful way to do some introspection and sorting priorities in life Eleanor! I might take this up. How about you.. would you answer those same questions for me? I'll try to answer some for you.

    What would your daily life look like?
    I would love to start every day with a massage and have my room smell like lavendar with clean sheets on my bed every night. lol

    What would the world and the people around you be like?
    The people around me would be concerned for the welfare of others, but accurate and effective in the ways they were of help.

    Who are you with and where do you live?
    I live with my friends and my immediate family on some land we share.. like a commune I suppose but minus the religion.

    What do you spend most time on?
    My garden and playing with kids.

    What is your favorite thing?
    Campfire at night listening to stories and songs new and familiar.

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    Re: Describe your Utopia

    That sounds like a nice Utopia! Here's what mine would look like.

    What would your daily life look like?
    I would start the day early, either meditating or doing yoga to wake up. I'd like to live day by day. Maybe I'll take a walk through nature before getting to work, because I'd still like some kind of job.
    I'd like to work on projects a couple of hours a day, not the full 8 hours I have to do now. With people who also like working on those projects, because it's fun to work together on something beautiful that could help other people.
    I'd spend my evenings with loved ones or reading books, gaming, watching series or other relaxing activities.

    What would the world and the people around you be like?
    In the community I live everyone accepts each other for who they are. There wouldn't be money or corrupted people in power. We are able to live our lives by sharing, taking care of each other and trading services. Also the world would be vegan, so all animals are treated right.

    Who are you with and where do you live?
    I'd live in a small community. And I live with my boyfriend in a nice house, not too big, not too small, with a garden where I grow my vegetables.

    What do you spend most time on?
    I'd like to spend time on cool projects I mentioned earlier. They have to be fun and I want to have a feeling of fullfilment working on them. I don't know exactly what kind of projects I'd work on, but the goal is to be helpful.
    I'd also spend more time with my loved ones and in my garden.

    What is your favorite thing?
    Sitting in my comfy chair in the garden and enjoying the birds singing with a cup of coffee or tea and not having to worry about a thing.
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    Re: Describe your Utopia

    I think if I were to live in a utopia of sorts, the things I would want would be pretty mundane. I'd be able to see the doctor whenever I felt the need to. I wouldn't be buried in debt and would have enough money to own my home outright, pay my bills, and still be able to have some fun. I'd be able to enroll in fitness efforts that I actually enjoy like martial arts, rock climbing, hiking, caving etc. I could afford real food, not mostly processed junk (though we're able to do much better about this thanks to the local cheap grocery). I'd be able to travel for a couple months a year or live as a gypsy. If I was a gypsy, I would want to be able to have enough money in the bank to pay to replace my trailer/motorhome if anything happened to it, and to live off of for a year or so if anything happened that my income changed. I would be able to sleep on my schedule, not an arbitrary one set by my job, and would feel like I had the time in the day for daily ritual or some sort (I could probably make the time for that now, but everything feels so busy, it's hard).
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    My utopia would have the biggest library in the world with books on the most interesting subjects to me. It would be like three or four stories high.
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    Re: Describe your Utopia

    Anarcho capitalist society in space age, with private planets and no governments.

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    Re: Describe your Utopia

    A great exercise, Eleanor. I think that's an excellent way to also examine your personal potential and perhaps even identify those 'Utopian' actions or mindsets that you can actually apply to 'this' reality.

    What would your daily life look like?

    My daily life would essentially consist of working from home, preferably creating art or developing programs. My wife would be able to work part-time (as she actually enjoys her work) and spend the rest of the time at home doing the things she enjoys. None of my family would be dead and they would all live here with us (maybe not the in the same house!). Money would be no issue and we could go and do anything that we desired whenever we wanted to. I would have a back yard full of animals - goats, alpacas, chickens and a miniature donkey. I would also have a greyhound and a Pomeranian along with our cats, Lorikeet and ducks that we currently have. I wouldn't be fat or ugly and would feel great about myself.

    What would the world and the people around you be like?

    The world would not be a cruel place. People would not be selfish and would actually care for their fellow human beings, planet and other living beings. Pollution would be kept at a minimum with the world using energy in a smarter, healthier way. Universal free healthcare would be in place.

    Who are you with and where do you live?

    I am with my wife, our animals and all of our family. We still live in our house, but we are able to afford to do the things around our home that we want like putting in concrete paths, gates and veggie gardens.

    What do you spend most time on?

    Playing my game, visiting with my family and being creative.

    What is your favorite thing?

    Living a life free from the pain of loss, PTSD and struggle - surrounded by the people and things that I love.

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    Re: Describe your Utopia

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleanor View Post
    The words “being realistic” are forbidden. So far it's been very interesting, eye-opening and fun.

    So I wanted to bring the fun here by asking you guys: How does your Utopia look like?
    I have a fully functioning top of the line TARDIS whose functions and controls I fully understand...

    I feel compelled to point out that this is not necessarily good for anyone else if I should ever acquire ambitions to use my absurdedly overpowered God-box as anything other than a portable pocket dimension of luxury.

    For the options that don't necessarily include me being promoted to demi-god status via absurdedly OP SCIENCE!!!

    Daily life involves a significant amount of pizza, computers and gaming.

    The world will be less idiotic or at least it will keep its idiocy away from me.

    The previously mentioned absurdedly OP God-box mentioned above sounds like a good place to live. Failing that option, I haven't decided yet which is more important between ease of maintenance and general awesome. Since the two are mutually exclusive atm, I'm not sure yet.

    Barring TARDIS shenanigans, I probably put the most time into either a) computers or b) a handful of close friends and family
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    Re: Describe your Utopia

    I used to do that when I was a teenager! I called the real world "Side 1" and the utopia world "Side 2" (as in vinyl record albums). My Side 2 back then involved me being grown up and married to a famous singer, while being Captain of my own Starship and having intellectual conversations with Spock. There were also Narnian aspects such as talking animals.

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    Re: Describe your Utopia

    In my utopia, life contains pain. The pain has a cause. The cause of pain is illusion. The cure for pain is...

    I don't think I could survived in a utopia of candy canes and lemon drops.

    This is prolly a character flaw -




    - but hey! I have feet o' clay!
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