You say you want a revolution

There are two ways of changing the world. The utopian way, in which you have a model of a perfect world to which everybody else has to conform with, whatever the price, just because it’s high and right and the ultimately moral society.

Then there is the industrious way, in which instead of directing others to do or don’t do as your model dictates or forbids, you strive to do what others won’t do —invent artifacts, create materials, study black holes in the sky, confront or resist the powers that are, write stories or music, do mathematics, care for others and give them comfort and love, or whatever that creates or helps to create knowledge, wealth, order, justice or beauty —or at least not to do the opposite.

The thing is, what is utopia for the former becomes dystopia for the latter.

 

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