“You wouldn’t abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn’t control the winds.”
― Thomas More, Utopia
The idea of Utopia originally came from Thomas More’s book, Utopia. This is a place that is the promised land, but not just the promised land for the chosen but for all. This is the enter-speriment that FOX is conducting with Utopia. Taking 15 people from all walks of life and putting them together for a year with limited resources to create a society that they all can thrive in that would be their Utopia.
With everyone being so diverse from a Pastor to a polygamist to a lawyer to an ex-con, I don’t see how they can resolve and become one Utopia, but it may be entertaining to watch. It may also be an eye-opener to the public that we need to respect differences more and be more than tolerant. I really don’t like that word, tolerant. It means to me that you are allowing something to happen even though you don’t agree. In my Utopia, that word is null. If someone is different then they are different, it is not up to me to decide to let them be. Just be. I think with the personalities that have been chosen by the producers that there will be a lot of conflict that will make the show watchable for the masses, but it will not be a great experiment.
I will continue to watch the show to see how much of an experiment it actually is and I will stop when I decide that it is more about entertainment.